Nick Carter Sued for Alleged Rape of Minor During Backstreet Boys Tour – Rolling Stone

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Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter is facing a new claim that he raped a 17-year-old girl on a bus during boy band Black & Blue’s 2001 worldwide concert tour.

Prosecutor Shannon “Shay” Ruth filed a lawsuit Thursday in Clark County, Nevada, alleging that Carter had chosen her from a line of fans seeking autographs at the Tacoma Dome in Washington that night and invited her to join him. to go along on his tour bus when she was an unsuspecting virgin.

Ruth, who says she lives with autism and cerebral palsy, claims that Carter, who would have been 21 at the time, gave her a pink drink called “VIP juice” that tasted like alcohol, ordered her to get on her knees, and then his pants and insisted she have oral sex with him. She claims he instructed her on how to proceed, even though she was crying.

Now 39, Ruth claims Carter, who faced a similar accusation in the past that went unprosecuted, led her to a bed, pushed her down and forcibly took off her pants when she resisted. Carter then allegedly attempted to verbally copulate Ruth as she “begged him to stop,” the lawsuit obtained by Rolling stone states.

Carter said to her, “Shhh!” as he lay on top of her saying it would be our ‘special secret,'” the file continues, alleging that Carter then proceeded to vaginally penetrate Ruth.

“The past 21 years have been filled with pain, confusion, frustration, shame and self-harm that are a direct result of Nick Carter raping me,” Ruth said at a news conference Thursday with her Beverly Hills attorney Mark Boskovich.

“Even though I’m autistic and living with cerebral palsy, I don’t think anything has touched me more… than what Nick Carter did to me,” Ruth said, struggling to hold back tears.

She claimed Carter became “annoying and threatening” when she told him she was going to report the incident. “After he raped me, I remember him calling me a ‘retarded bitch’ and grabbing me and leaving bruises on my arm,” she said.

“Carter tried to scare me into keeping quiet,” she claimed, saying he told her “he would turn people against me because he was Nick Carter and had the power to destroy my life.”

“I felt like I had nowhere to go,” she said. “I really believed that if I told anyone I would go to jail.”

Carter representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Rolling stone.

“This accusation is categorically false, Nick is focusing on his family and mourning the death of his brother,” an unidentified source close to the singer told me. TMZwho first reported the lawsuit.

The lawsuit comes after Melissa Schuman, a former member of teen pop group Dream, stepped forward in 2017, accusing Carter of sexually assaulting her in 2003, around the time she was shooting the 2004 made-for-TV movie “The Hollow.” were recording. when she was 18 years old.

Los Angeles County prosecutors investigated Schuman’s claim and ultimately declined to file a case, because the charge fell outside the 10-year statute of limitations.

In a blog post that is no longer active, Schuman said Carter invited her and a friend to his Santa Monica residence for a “casual hangout.” Schuman said she was also a virgin at the time and that Carter allegedly poured injections and then took her to a bathroom where he performed oral sex on her over her protests.

“I told him to stop, but he didn’t. So I turned off the bathroom light so I wouldn’t see anything. He kept turning the lights on because he told me he wanted to look at me,” she wrote.

“I am shocked and saddened by Ms Schuman’s accusations. Melissa never said to me when we were together or at any time because everything we did wasn’t consensual,” Carter said in a statement to Rolling stone at the time. “This is the first time I am hearing about these allegations, almost two decades later. It is against my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause discomfort or harm to anyone.”

The new lawsuit filed Thursday also alleges that three women identified only as Jane Does accused Carter of similar behavior. It claims Jane Doe 2 was a 15-year-old girl at the time of her alleged abuse in 2003 and says she contracted HPV from Carter, a claim also made by Ruth.

Jane Doe 1 alleges similar abuse in 2003, and Jane Doe 3 alleges she was sexually assaulted by Carter in 2006 at a house party in Key West, Florida, the filing states.

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Boskovich said at the press conference that the lawsuit consists of withholding the women’s names “to preserve their privacy until they are ready to speak for themselves.” He said his team interviewed the women.

Ruth’s civil suit seeks monetary damages for past and future pain and suffering, as well as damages in an amount to be determined at trial.


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