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Backstreet Boys Singer Nick Carter Accused of Rape

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017
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Melissa Schuman, a former member of the early 00s teen pop group Dream, accused Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter of rape, Rolling Stone reports.

In a lengthy blog post, Schuman wrote the alleged attack took place while she and Carter were filming a made-for-TV movie, possibly the 2004 horror film "The Hollows." She writes Carter allegedly invited her to his apartment and performed oral sex on her, despite Schuman insisting she "didn't want to go further" beyond kissing. She goes on to say that he then led her to his bedroom and raped her.

"He threw me on the bed and climbed on top of me," she wrote. "Again, I told him that I was a virgin and I didn't want to have sex. 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.' "

Writing about her experience, Schuman said she felt "scared and trapped," adding Carter became "very angry" when she refused his request for oral sex in return.

She also wrote she received voicemails from Carter "for weeks" after the incident until he left "one last nasty, angry message."

Schuman said she told her manager about the incident at the time and wanted to press charges against Carter.

"He later informed me that my abuser had the most powerful litigator in the country," she wrote in her blog post. Schuman said she was told "it would ultimately hurt me professionally as well as publicly" to move forward with legal action.

Schuman said she was inspired to come forward with her story after reading negative comments on an Oct. 26 report from celeb gossip site Radar Online about Carter being investigated for sexual assault in 2006.

"I certainly don't want to be 'known' for this," she wrote. "I never wanted anybody to know about my story. I wanted to lock it in a box in my mind and let the memories slowly suffocate as time went on. I feel I have an obligation now to come forward with the hope and intention to inspire and encourage other victims to tell their story.

"We are stronger in numbers. If you are reading this and you have been assaulted, know you don't have to be silent and you are not alone," Schuman added. "I know it's scary. I'm scared. I believe you. I stand with you and together I hope we can bring light to things that have been lost in the darkness for so long."

Read Schuman's full blog post by clicking here.

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