Melissa Schuman, formerly a girl-band member, accused Nick Carter of raping her in an incident in 2003 when she was just an 18-year-old girl. In February, while taking inspiration from the #MeToo movement, Melissa filed an official police report,
And, according to new reports, Melissa’s claim is currently under review by prosecutors. The authorities revealed back in February that the unidentified woman had accused the Backstreet Boys member of raping her in 2003, a claim he has since denied.
In case you missed it, Melissa published a blog post in November 2017, indicating that Nick Carter had raped her when she was eighteen in 2003. At the time, they were working together.
In her essay, Melissa stated Nick “forced (her) to engage in an act against my will,” including oral sex, and then rape afterward. The Daily Mail reported on the 3rd of August, that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, is looking to see if they can prosecute.
Melissa, formerly a member of the band, Dream, claimed Nick assaulted her at his home after he invited her to listen to the music he had been working on.
They collaborated on music together after the incident in question, despite her best interests. Schuman spoke to her manager about potentially bringing Nick to justice, but ultimately decided against it for the sake of her career.
In her essay, Melissa said that her hands were essentially tied because her manager told her that an accusation would ruin both her career as well as the career of Nick. Nick Carter released a statement saying that he was “shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations.”
He and Melissa worked together afterward and he always supported her “both personally and professionally.” According to the singer, the supposed incident was “contrary” to his nature, and he would never intentionally inflict harm on another person.