Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Responds To Rape Allegations Made By Melissa Schuman
She claims he took her virginity in 2002.
Backstreet Boys singer, Nick Carter, has responded to allegations that he raped Melissa Schuman, a former member of the girl band, Dream. Melissa claims Nick took her virginity, “the one thing I had held as a virtue”, without her consent in 2002.
“I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations,” he said in a statement to Cosmopolitan. “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 comes after numerous men in Hollywood, including Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, were reported for sexual assault.
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