Backstreet Boys singer, Nick Carter, has responded to the allegations against him by Melissa Schuman who accused him of raping her 15 years ago saying the sex was consensual.
He said he was “shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations.”
Carter in a statement said:
“Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual. We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally.
“This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later.
“It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm.”
This was all detailed in Melissa’s blog post, of the alleged attack, when she was 18 and Nick was 22.
Schuman said this all happened when Carter invited her over to his Santa Monica home for a ‘casual hangout’.
He took her into his bathroom and made her perform oral sex on him and thereafter raped her in his bedroom despite her pleads saying she’s a virgin and saving herself for her future husband.
Nick Carter paid no attention as he took advantage of her and forcibly made out with her.
Schuman says she was traumatized and lost interest in pursuing a recording career.
Now, 15 years later, she decided to come forward after trolls targeted a female fan who claimed Carter had forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2006.
“Victim shaming is a core reason why victims don’t speak out,” she added