Dream Singer Accuses Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter of Rape
Nick Carter is the latest man in entertainment to be hit with serious sexual assault allegations. The Backstreet Boys singer is being accused of rape by former teen pop singer, Melissa Schuman, and the details are pretty sad.
Schuman, who used to belong to girl group, Dream, claims that the assault occurred when she was just 18 and Carter was 22. Detailing the incident on her personal blog, the 33-year-old paints a potentially harrowing and devastating picture.
According to Schuman, she and Carter were working on a movie and were given a day off from set. He invited her to his house and she brought her roommate along. After leading her alone to a bathroom, Schuman says they started kissing.
Carter allegedly unbuttoned her pants as she objected and then began performing oral sex on her. He then demanded that she do the same for him.
It was at this point that Schuman claims she told him that she was virginity and had been planning to save herself for marriage. The former singer says that it did nothing to deter him and, instead, “he threw me on the bed and climbed on top of me. 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.’”
It didn’t end there, according to Schuman who went on to describe the moment the rape took place.
“He was relentless, refusing to take my no’s for an answer,” she wrote. “He was heavy, too heavy to get out from under him. Then I felt it, he put something inside of me. I asked him what it was and he whispered in my ear once more, ‘It’s all me baby.’”
Carter tried to contact her several times, she says, and, while they sang a duet together, Schuman says she “quickly lost interest in pursuing a career as a recording artist. I was broken. I was tired. I was traumatized.”
In response to the allegations, Carter, now 37, told People: “I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. 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.”
Like so many of these stories, we’ll have to wait and see if anyone else comes forward. In the meantime, Schuman says that sharing her story has set her free.
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