Earlier in the week Melissa Schuman of the old singing group DREAM came forward with accusations that Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter raped her over a decade ago. Now Mr. Carter has responded to the accusations denying that it ever happened.
“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.”