Singer Nick Carter mentioned Wednesday he was “shocked and saddened” after Melissa Schuman, a former member of the all-girl pop group Dream, accused him of raping her in his condo in 2002.
Schuman alleged in a weblog publish that the Backstreet Boys singer sexually assaulted her when she was an 18-year-old virgin and he was 22.
In a press release offered to BuzzFeed Information, Carter mentioned that Schuman had “by no means expressed” to him that what they did was not consensual, including that this was the primary time he was listening to about her accusations.
“I’m shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations,” Carter mentioned. “Melissa by no means expressed to me whereas we have been collectively or at any time since that something we did was not consensual. We went on to document a tune and carry out collectively, and I used to be all the time respectful and supportive of Melissa each personally and professionally.
“That is the primary that I’m listening to about these accusations, practically 20 years later. It’s opposite to my nature and every part I maintain pricey to deliberately trigger somebody discomfort or hurt,” Carter mentioned.
In her weblog publish, Schuman mentioned that Carter invited her to his condo in Santa Monica after they have been forged collectively in the identical made-for-TV film. She mentioned she went to his condo along with her roommate.
Carter led her to his workplace, the place they started kissing, Schuman mentioned, including that Carter was conscious she was a virgin and had “spiritual conservative Christian values.”
Schuman mentioned that Carter took her to the lavatory and commenced to carry out oral intercourse on her regardless of her protests to cease.
He additionally demanded that she carry out oral intercourse on him and have become upset when she declined, Schuman mentioned.
“I felt scared and trapped,” Schuman wrote. “He was visually and clearly rising very indignant and impatient with me. I couldn’t depart.”
She mentioned that when Carter put her hand on his penis, “my thought was the one strategy to get out was to get him to complete what he had began.”
She mentioned that Carter then led her to his bed room, “threw me on the mattress and climbed on high of me.”
She mentioned that she repeatedly informed him she was a virgin and was “saving myself for my future husband,” to which Carter informed her, “I may very well be your husband.”
“He was relentless, refusing to take my no’s for a solution,” Schuman wrote. “He was heavy, too heavy to get out from below him. Then I felt it, he put one thing inside me. I requested him what it was and he whispered in my ear as soon as extra, ‘It is all me child.'”
Schuman mentioned that she then went to sleep and left the home along with her roommate the subsequent morning.
Schuman mentioned that she confided to her then-manager, Nils Larsen, shortly after the incident. He informed her that Carter had the “strongest litigator” within the nation and that she can be “buried in humiliation” and “accused of being fame hungry,” she wrote.
The singer mentioned she determined to go public after an unidentified lady was victim-shamed following a Radar report final month that mentioned that Carter was investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting the lady at a celebration.
“There’s nothing worse than being victimized and having others name you a liar,” Schuman wrote. “Who the hell needs to be well-known for being raped?”
In 2004, Carter denied stories that he beat his then-girlfriend Paris Hilton.
BuzzFeed Information has reached out to Schuman for remark.