Nick Carter accused of sexually assaulting singer Melissa Schuman

Carla Harmon
November 22, 2017

Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has been accused of sexual assault by singer Melissa Schuman.

The singer reveals that she was just 18 when the Backstreet Boy invited her over to hang out in his Santa Monica apartment.

Melissa claims Nick forced himself on her in 2002What are Melissa Schuman's rape allegations against Nick Carter?

She alleges that Carter told her that he could be her husband and then he allegedly raped her. He then brought her into a bathroom where he allegedly forcibly performed oral sex on her and forced to her reciprocate after ignoring her many pleas for him to stop.

She says they started drinking and ended up kissing before he took her hand and led her to the bathroom.

We've reached out to Carter's reps. but no word back yet. I didn't want to hear his voice.

At this point in the post, Melissa warns readers that the detail becomes quite graphic, writing: "He then picked me up, put me on the bathroom counter and started to unbutton my trousers".

When she and her friend arrived at Nick's apartment they were provided with liquor and after some time, she was asked to come to his office to listen to songs he was working on, says Melissa. I took the phone call.

Melissa explains that she was a virgin at the time, and was saving herself for marriage, and told him this repeatedly and said no a number of times.

While others dismissed Carter and are generally abhorred by the acts he's allegedly done to Schuman. He was relentless, refusing to take my nos for an answer. I said it over and over again, ' she wrote. He was heavy, too heavy to get out from under him.

"It was done. The one thing I had held as a virtue had been ruined", she writes.

By that time, the former girl group member - who had scored a top-two United States hit with the 2000 single He Loves U Not - says she had lost interest in the music business.

'I was broken. I was exhausted. "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".

"He told me, "don't worry. I couldn't tell my manager that his best friend had raped me so I won't record this song", Schuman writes". "He didn't care." He said he wouldn't tell anyone, to which she said that's not the reason she didn't want to do it. I have a plethora of people who can attest that I eventually became open vocal about my experience, i've just never had the platform to come out publicly.

Fearful of victim-shaming, Melissa didn't want to come forward until she decided she had an obligation to do so.

Carter married Lauren Kitt (pictured in 2015) in 2014. We are stronger in numbers.

Carter has yet to respond to the accusations.

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