Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Denies Rape Accusation by Former Girl-Group Singer

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Denies Rape Accusation by Former Girl-Group Singer

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Denies Rape Accusation by Former Girl-Group Singer

Nick Carter, then aged 22, is alleged to have sexually assaulted Melissa Schuman, a former singer in 90s pop group Dream.

Schuman says that she and a friend were visiting Carter's apartment when they were filming "The Hollow" together in 2004. "Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual", Carter said in a statement. Eventually, she signed with a new manager who was personally close with Carter, and who set up a label showcase for her that included a duet with Carter, which they recorded separately but performed live together once. This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, almost two decades later. "It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm", the Backstreet Boy said. "I asked him what it was and he whispered in my ear once more, 'It's all me baby'". He then allegedly performed oral sex on her and demanded the same. He then pick me up, put me on the bathroom counter and started to unbutton my trousers.

"He was relentless, refusing to take my nos for an answer. So when he placed my hand on his p**** my thought was the only way to get out was to get him to finish what he had started". At this time, Carter has not responded to the allegations. She writes that she has "religious conservative Christian values" and it was widely known at the time that she was a virgin. Afterwards, she claims Carter then took her to his bedroom and forced himself upon her despite her protests.

It was then, she wrote, that Carter allegedly began to unbutton her trousers and ignored her objections before allegedly performing oral sex on her. Schuman claimed he then demanded she perform oral sex on him.

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She said she felt "scared and trapped". "I was told I would likely be buried in humiliation, accused of being fame hungry, and it would ultimately hurt me professionally as well as publicly", she wrote. Who the hell wants to be famous for being raped?

"I can't help but feel empathy for her as well as sicken (ed) by the lack of belief and support". Schuman said she made a decision to come forward after seeing "victim-shaming" comments on a Radar post that claimed Carter was once investigated for sexually assaulting a fan. We are stronger in numbers.

In the aftermath of the incident, Schuman claims Carter harassed her by calling her incessantly and leaving voicemails for weeks, including "one last nasty, angry message". If you are reading this and you have been assaulted, know you don't have to be silent and you are not alone. I never wanted anybody to know about my story.

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