Snazzy Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Denies Assaulting Autistic Fan, Says Her Claims Are A ‘Press Stunt’

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Denies Assaulting Autistic Fan, Says Her Claims Are A ‘Press Stunt’

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Denies Assaulting Autistic Fan, Says Her Claims Are A ‘Press Stunt’

Backstreet Boys’ member Nick Carter has denied allegations made by an autistic fan who claimed he sexually assaulted her in 2002. The woman, named Melissa Schuman, made the claims on her blog last week, stating that Carter had forced her to perform oral sex on him and that she had not spoken up until now because she feared retaliation.

The Allegations

Schuman, a former member of the girl group Dream, wrote in her blog post that she was 18 years old when she met Carter, who was 22 at the time, while they were both performing at a charity event. She alleges that Carter invited her to his apartment and then assaulted her. Schuman claimed that she had tried to resist, but Carter had pinned her down and forced her to perform oral sex on him. She also said that she had filed a police report at the time, but no charges were ever filed.

Carter’s Response

Carter responded to the allegations in a statement released by his publicist. He denied the allegations and stated that the encounter had been consensual. He also accused Schuman of trying to use the media to gain publicity, calling her claims a “press stunt.”

“I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations,” Carter said in the statement. “Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual.”

Carter went on to say that he was “always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally” and that he had never been accused of any wrongdoing before.

Reaction to the Allegations

The allegations against Carter have sparked a heated debate on social media, with many users expressing support for Schuman and calling for Carter to be held accountable if the allegations are proven to be true. Others have criticized Schuman for waiting so long to come forward and have accused her of trying to use the media to gain attention.

“I am a champion of women and believe that their voices should be heard and taken seriously,” Carter said in his statement. “I have tremendous respect for the women who have come forward in recent months to share their stories of harassment and abuse. However, these allegations are false and are being used to seek fame and money.”

As of now, there has been no further comment from either Schuman or Carter on the matter.

The Importance of Speaking Up

The allegations against Carter serve as a reminder of the importance of speaking up when one has been the victim of sexual assault or harassment. Many victims fear retaliation or being disbelieved, but it is important to remember that their voices matter and that they have support. It is also important to remember that accusations of sexual assault or harassment should be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.

The Backstreet Boys have been one of the most popular boy bands in the world for over two decades. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have won numerous awards. The band is currently on tour in support of their latest album, “DNA.”

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