Nick Carter, former teen heartthrob and member of the Backstreet Boys, is now being accused of raping a member of a fellow girl band.
Melissa Schuman was part of the 2000s band Dream, and in a recent post goes into great detail about the boy band star and how in just one night her life allegedly changed forever.
Schuman begins by not revealing the name of her accused perpetrator but explaining she and a friend were invited back to the apartment of the man who would soon rape her.
She notes that Carter allegedly brought her into the bathroom where they began kissing, and before she knew it, he was unbuttoning her pants. Schuman insisted they stop there, but Carter was relentless and proceeded to perform oral sex on her.
But Carter didn't want to stop there, making it clear that the night would end with sexual intercourse, Schuman writes:
He was visually and clearly growing very angry and impatient with me. I couldn’t leave. It was evident to me, that I couldn’t leave. He was stronger and much bigger than me, and there was no way I would be able to open that door or have anyone help me…When he placed my hand on his penis my thought was the only way to get out was to get him to finish what he had started.
Shuman remembers being picked up and tossed onto Carter's bed, where he allegedly forced himself on her:
He was heavy, too heavy to get out from under him. Then I felt it. It was done.
Shuman went on to say this was how she lost her virginity, stating:
The one thing I had held as a virtue had been ruined. I went limp, turned my head to my left and decided I would just go to sleep now. I wanted to believe it was some sort of nightmare I was dreaming up.
The next morning, Shuman and her friend left. Over the next few weeks, Carter reportedly called her incessantly and after ignoring him, he left a series of angry messages.
Following the incident, Shuman said she considered pressing charges, but soon found herself working with Carter's manager. Because he was close with Carter, she thought it would ruin her singing career. Before long, Shuman found out she would be recording a song with Carter and tried to tell herself maybe something good could come of this awful experience.
Although after the two met for the first time again since the incident, Shuman said Carter was insulted by her lack of interest in seeing him again. She later found out she was going to be cut from the song and that Nick would "be moving forward with the song elsewhere.”
Shuman's singing career ended shortly after that.
Over the next several years, Shuman opened up about being raped, telling her therapist, family, and friends, but she never went public. That is until the recent Harvey Weinstein allegations sparked a nation and a recent story where a fan claimed that Carter sexually assaulted her.
After seeing so many people shame the fan in the comments section, Shuman said it was time for what she claims is the truth about Carter to come out.
Nick Carter has issued the following statement in response to Schuman's blog post:
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.