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Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys denies Melissa Schuman’s recent accusations of rape. The member of the former girl group Dream alleges that Carter raped her in 2002.
Mellissa detailed the alleged incident on her personal blog earlier this month, alleging that Carter had raped her when she was 18 and he was 22.
Schuman claimed that the alleged attack occurred after she and Carter were cast in the same “made-for-TV movie The Hollow. Nick allegedly invited Schuman to his apartment and performed oral sex on her, despite Schuman insisting that she “didn’t want go any further” beyond kissing. She claims he then led her to his bedroom and raped her.
She described the encounter as a “casual hangout” until the Backstreet Boys star asked if she wanted to “come into his office and listen to some new music.”
“After kissing for a moment, he took my hand and brought me into the bathroom adjacent to his office,” she wrote. “He shut the door and we continued to kiss. I asked him what we were doing in there. He didn’t respond and continued to kiss me. He then pick me up, put me on the bathroom counter and started to unbutton my pants. I told him I didn’t want to go any further. He didn’t listen. He didn’t care.”
Schuman wrote that she “felt scared and trapped” as Carter allegedly took her into the bedroom, “threw [her] on the bed” and climbed on top of her. “I told him that I was a virgin and I didn’t want to have sex,” she added. “I told him that I was saving myself for my future husband. I said it over and over again. He whispered in my ear as to entice me, ‘I could be your husband.’”
However, Nick denies these allegations and is “shocked and saddened” by it all. In a statement to Rolling Stone on Wednesday, Carter had this to say…
“I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. 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.”