"It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm", he added. According to a report, Schuman alleges that the boy band star forced her to perform oral sex on him before raping her inside his Los Angeles apartment. "It was done", she said.
The singer and actress, who insists she was a virgin at the time, wrote: "I felt scared and trapped". He was visually and clearly growing very angry and impatient with me. "I told him to stop, but he didn't", she said.
Schuman says she and Carter kissed at one point, but then he began unbuttoning his trousers.
Now, Carter has responded to the news, saying he is "shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman's accusations" and that he did not know the encounter was not consensual. "She is going to be the flawless person to help me because I don't know everything, but I know her intelligence, her just heart, her love and her compassion. I have a plethora of people who can attest that I eventually became open vocal about my experience, I've just never had the platform to come out publicly", stated Melissa. I am free now. "He put something inside of me. He whispered in my ear as to entice me, "I could be your husband". "The one thing I had held as a virtue had been ruined". The two had both been cast in a TV movie - 2004 horror film "The Hollow" - and he had invited her to hang out with him and a friend on a day off from shooting.
Carter's ex-girlfriend, former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones, took to Twitter after the accusations against the singer and said: "Nick Carter was my boyfriend while I was in the Pussycat Dolls", she tweeted. "He was relentless, refusing to take my nos for an answer", she alleged, BBC reports.
We're expecting a longer list to come out, especially now that women are braver to share their story, because strength can sometimes come in numbers.
After a hiatus, the Backstreet Boys are now performing together and have a show in Las Vegas.
After the band made a brief comeback in 2015, it folded again previous year. The girl group rose to fame in the early 2000s after their hit, He Loves U Not.
Schuman initially kept quiet about the alleged incident, as she "didn't have the money, the clout or access to an attorney who was powerful enough to stand up against my abuser's legal counsel". The 33-year-old not only slammed her ex but also threatened to expose him in light of the recent sexual assault accusations.
"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".