Nick Carter rape case being reviewed (News)


Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs live on ABC's 'Good Morning America' Summer Concert on July 13, 2018 in New York City

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A rape allegation made in opposition to Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter is being reviewed by prosecutors.

The police confirmed in February a lady had accused Carter of sexually assaulting her in 2003, an allegation the singer denies.

The alleged sufferer was not named, however in February, Melissa Schuman tweeted she had filed a police report.

The actress and singer had beforehand accused Carter of raping her when she was 18, in a weblog publish.

Schuman wrote that when the accusations of Harvey Weinstein got here to gentle, her household and pals requested if she wished to return ahead together with her story, however the concept of getting to relive the occasions have been “traumatic”.

Nonetheless, when one other alleged sufferer accused Nick Carter of assault in October 2017, Schuman mentioned she believed it was her “accountability” to share her story.

“There may be nothing worse than being victimised and having others name you a liar. Or declare you might be in search of 15 minutes of fame,” she wrote within the weblog publish.

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Carter recorded a duet with Schuman, pictured proper in 2002, after the alleged incident

In response, Carter launched an announcement denied the allegations and mentioned he was “shocked and saddened”.

He additionally mentioned Ms Schuman had “by no means expressed to me whereas we have been collectively or at any time since that something we did was not consensual”.

“It’s opposite to my nature and all the things I maintain expensive to deliberately trigger somebody discomfort or hurt,” he continued.

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