Nick Carter denies rape allegation, claims it was consensual

Published By Alexa Caruso on Nov 22, 2017

Nick CarterBackstreet Boys heartthrob Nick Carter has been accused of rape by former DREAM singer Melissa Schuman.

Melissa claims Nick forced her to have sex in 2002 when she was 18 and he was 22. The two were told they should date for good PR, although Melissa says she had a boyfriend at the time. She claims the alleged rape occurred when she and a friend were invited to Nick's home in Santa Monica for what was supposed to be a "casual hangout."

In a blog post she detailed the encounter that occurred after the two were drinking. She alleges Nick separated her from her friend and forcibly performed oral sex on her, then forced her to do the same for him. She also says he subsequently took her to the bedroom and pushed her down, then climbed on top of her and raped her, despite the fact, she says, that she kept saying "no."

Melissa wrote: "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. My friend couldn’t help me, I didn’t even know where she was."

Nick has responded to the claim, saying that the sexual encounter was consensual: "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."

He went on to say, "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."

It is not clear if an investigation has been launched or if either party is going to court over the matter. ~Alexa Caruso


Comments & Discussion

  1. Lauriel • 11/23/2017 8:34:35 AM

    Lots of things can happen when you've been drinking. That's why it's called Demon Alcohol. Nick may not recall this correctly, but neither might Ms. Schuman. Lots of accusations flying all over the country right now about rape and sexual conduct. This allegation doesn't have the ring of truth that so many others do, but I wasn't there. I think it's time to let this go and chalk it up to another of Life's lessons.

  2. Sandie • 11/23/2017 10:38:40 AM

    well, of course he denied it...even if it DID happen, and I don't know if it did or not obviously (nor does it really matter to me since it doesn't affect me in any way shape or form), who in the heck would ever admit to raping someone?

  3. Derek Beaupre • 11/23/2017 11:23:56 AM

    Every 5 minutes somebody is making some sort of rape allegation, decades old ? Why didn't they do something about it at the time ? I DID !!! It's almost like they didn't get what they wanted way back when and now they want whomever to pay ?? There are men and women making they accusations, and not just one or two. Well, why didn't these people do something about it at the time ?

  4. CDubya • 11/23/2017 11:49:58 AM

    I thought he was gay? Why is this coming to light now? Is she feeling empowered by all the other claims of sexual assault flying around out there? It seems to happen A LOT in the entertainment industry and in real life. We all need to stare at our phones and be in our own bubble world from here on in. Sterilize everyone and everything and start fresh.

  5. Melissa • 11/23/2017 12:52:31 PM

    I have to say I support any person who has been sexually assaulted or raped but this is a very harsh accusation and when you read the story it wouldn't be rape. Sounds like he wanted to get with her and was clearly not forcing her but she regrets it now and felt bad about it for years so is calling it rape now. No I will not say it's for money or attention or dismiss her feelings but this is not a rape case. She should have walked away. This is the kind of stuff that makes guys afraid to even talk to women they're interested in now. Like what is the future? When the guy is ready to kiss you he has to get you to sign a document? I'm on Nick's side with this but again sorry she regrets the event.

  6. Harinder Jadwani • 11/23/2017 3:28:33 PM

    How can such allegations be adjudged reliably, except by considering the evidence. It is nature that the male penetrates and the female is penetrated. Unless we adopt objectivity - i.e. restore the principle of presumption of innocence which in many cases in the real world, if not necessarily the world of power and celebrity, decimated for men - what is to prevent any woman from accusing any man for any encounter which may or may not have taken place years or decades in the past? We need to consider the serious possibility that at least some female allegations are false and/or motivated by any number of reasons - resentment (even for being penetrated - female hatred of men exists, it is called misandry), greed, jealousy, because the woman was dumped, etc. etc. A man who is falsely accused is also 'raped', perhaps more severely than a physical rape... his life can be torn apart, he can face a jail term, etc. We need to follow rules of evidence and justice, which sadly is not happening in the real world in the West, in which women can easily have their husbands arrested and jailed on false charges. Police have been indoctrinated to arrest the man in any domestic dispute, regardless of the evidence.

  7. Barbara • 11/23/2017 8:34:34 PM

    HEAR HEAR Harinder Jadwani!! I agree with you 100%!!

  8. The Executioner • 11/23/2017 8:40:08 PM

    I guess we're all suppose to believe these "victims of rape" and just convict based on an accusation. We are on a very scary trajectory if that is the case and believe me it won't stop with sexual encounters. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

  9. Jo • 11/25/2017 9:57:57 PM

    The only people who know what happened are the people that were in that room! Unfortunately some people only see things the way they want to not how they are. Due to upbringing, personal experiences etc. Samantha, I hope you never have to experience a man forcing himself on you. It's awful and not as easy to get out of as you might think. Especially if you know and care for them. A complete stranger probably easier but not by much. Derek, Women havent come forward because of the negative stigma that has been associated with rape for so long. For some reason things seem to actually be changing since Weinstein. Finally! XO


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