Nick Carter was sued for drugging, sexually harassing a famous singer
‘Backstreet Boys’ star Nick Carter has been sued by a singer who claims he drugged and sexually assaulted her at her home.
According to new legal documents obtained by The Blast, a named woman Melissa Schumann is suing the boy bandit, claiming he forced himself on her after drugging her with roof tiles. In the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles, the woman details a brutal account of a night she claims Carter drugged and raped her in his apartment.
Schuman is famous in her own right, the main character of the famous girl group – DREAM – with whom it was signed P. Diddy’s the “Bad Boy Records” label.
In 2003, the singer says she starred in the teen horror film The Hollow, which also starred Nick Carter. The incident reportedly happened after Melissa was having lunch on set with other cast and crew members and Carter invited her to “come over to his apartment to hang out and play video games.”
Nick Carter is accused of covering up a woman before sexually assaulting her
After arriving at the apartment, Schuman claims Nick asked her if she wanted an alcoholic beverage, to which she replied, “She didn’t have much experience with drinking and she didn’t know what she wanted.” She claims the ‘Backstreet Boys’ star “started making everyone drinks and suggested (her) drink cranberry juice.”
At the time, Melissa claims, “Defendant Carter put flunitrazepam or a similar drug in his drink.” It should be noted that flunitrazepam is known by the street name ‘roofie’. At one point, she claims, Nick Carter asked her to come over and listen to some new music he was working on — and they started kissing.
“At 18, she felt self-conscious, intimidated and sexually inexperienced; she only kissed another boy. Carter knew she was a virgin and adhered to religious, conservative Christian values,” the lawsuit states.
The “DREAM” singer outlines an alleged brutal sexual assault
It continues: “Against her will, Defendant Carter took (Melissa) into the bedroom, pushed her onto a twin bed, and climbed on top of her. He said NO over and over again! She told him over and over that she was a virgin, that she was saving herself for her future husband, and that she didn’t want to have sex. Defendant Carter continued to force himself on her, whispering in her ear that he could be her husband. He couldn’t break away from her, it was too hard. Defendant Carter forced his (Melissa) vaginal penetration. It was loose and torn. After he had finished, the accused got up from the bed, at which point he turned his body to the side and curled up in the fetal position.
He added: “Even though he had consumed little alcohol, he passed out.”
Shockingly, Schuman claims that as a result of sexual harassment, Carter infected her with human papillomavirus (commonly known as HPV), a sexually transmitted infection for which there is currently no cure. HPV is known to cause health problems such as genital warts and cervical cancer.
It should be noted that Schuman made his allegations public for the first time several years ago – by writing about the meeting in his personal blog. She now claims in the lawsuit that “Carter engaged in similar sexual assaults on other young women and minors.”
Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has been accused of sexual harassment
This is not the first time that Nick Carter has been sued for sexual harassment. Last year, the singer was sued by a woman named Shannon “Shay” Ruth, who claimed that Carter singled her out of a group of women asking for autographs after a concert in Tacoma. She says he then took her onto the bus, gave her an alcoholic drink called “VIP juice” and repeatedly attacked him.
Based on news reports, In September 2018, Los Angeles prosecutors decided not to file sexual assault charges against Nick because the statute of limitations had expired.
Nick’s attorney released a statement regarding the allegations, saying, “Melissa Schuman has been peddling this tale for many years, but her claim was false when she first came forward in 2017 — and it still is. A Nevada judge recently decided, after reviewing the extensive evidence we uncovered, that Nick Carter has strong grounds to file a lawsuit against Ms. Schuman for the benefit of Nick, his associates, friends and family. In light of our evolution in Nevada, this kind of response is both predictable and pathetic. However, this PR stunt will not dissuade Nick from his determination to hold Ms. Schuman and her co-conspirators accountable for the immeasurable pain and suffering caused by their extortionate behavior.”