A former member of the '90s girl group Dream is accusing another '90s teen icon of rape. Melissa Schuman, 33, accused Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, 37, of raping her at his apartment in 2002 in a powerful, graphic blog posting.
Schuman said she was 18 and a virgin when 22-year-old Carter attacked her.
She said she told Carter to stop because she was saving herself for her husband. But the Backstreet Boy allegedly didn’t listen.
“He then pick me up, put me on the bathroom counter and started to unbutton my pants. I told him I didn’t want to go any further. He didn’t listen. He didn’t care. He told me, ‘don’t worry. I won’t tell anybody.’ I told him thats not why I didn’t want to do it. He took off my pants anyway and then proceeded to perform oral sex on me. 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 light back on because he told me he wanted to look at me. I remember thinking at that point that maybe after this he will just stop, but he didn’t. [...] He threw me on the bed and climbed on top of me. Again, I told him that I was a virgin and I didn’t want to have sex. I told him that I was saving myself for my future husband. I said it over and over again. He whispered in my ear as to entice me, ‘I could be your husband.’ He was relentless, refusing to take my no’s for an answer. He was heavy, too heavy to get out from under him. Then I felt it, he put something inside of me. I asked him what it was and he whispered in my ear once more, ‘it’s all me baby.’ It was done. 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.”
Schuman also explained that she wanted to come forward after seeing people victim-shame a fan who also claims to have been assaulted by Carter.
“Victim shaming is a core reason why victims don’t speak out.”
Carter said she was also inspired after the Harvey Weinstein scandal. She ended her post with the hashtag, #metoo.
Nick Carter has not yet responded to the allegations.
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