I don't know what to believe. I only know of Melanie Martinez because of American Horror Story and the fact that my sister sometimes listens to her.
In my opinion, it's just fishy. I guess it doesn't help that I'm a "man" and saying this, and I don't want to be accused of being a misogynist, but it's just a difficult case. She could be lying. Or she could be telling the truth. There's no evidence, as with most rape cases. Which makes it even harder to judge. Rape stories should not be ignored but if we believed every rape story, practically all celebrities would be guilty.
I've have relatives in the family who have been raped so it's not like it's easy for me to say something is made up especially when I know about the horrors of being gaslighted.
I just don't know... All I know is that the instant backlash is extremely cringe-worthy.