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Nick Carter Accused of Rape by Former Singer Melissa Schuman

Nick Carter Accused of Rape by Former Singer Melissa Schuman

Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has been accused of raping former teen pop star Melissa Schuman, a member of the girl group Dream, when she was 18.

The former singer, now 39, wrote a lengthy blog post in which she detailed what happened when Carter invited her over to his house for a “casual hangout” in 2002.

At the time, Melissa already knew Nick as their reps had suggested they date years earlier. Eventually, they went on to star in the made-for-TV movie The Hollow, which was released in 2004.

While at Nick‘s home in Santa Monica, Calif., he took her into an office and they began making out. She says he then led them into a bathroom and continued to kiss, until he put her on the counter and began to unbutton her pants. She said she “didn’t want to go any further,” but “he didn’t listen” and “he didn’t care.”

Melissa says that Nick performed oral sex on her against her will and then asked her to perform it on him. “I did it for you and it’s only right you do it for me,” she claims he sad.

“I felt scared and trapped. He was visually and clearly growing very angry and impatient with me. I couldn’t leave,” Melissa wrote. “So when he placed my hand on his penis my thought was the only way to get out was to get him to finish what he had started. That’s where I saw myself, my reflection, watching myself do something that I was sicken by. Watching myself be assaulted, forced to engage in an act against my will.”

Melissa says Nick then led her to the bedroom and forced himself on her, even though she told him that she was a virgin and saving herself for marriage. She says Nick told her, “I could be your husband.”

Click inside for more details on Melissa’s story…

“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,” she wrote.

Melissa says that Nick called her shortly after that night and that he continued to call over and over again, though she wouldn’t pick up. He eventually left “one last nasty, angry message” and never called again.

Later, Melissa signed with Nick‘s manager hoping that the manager could help her music career. She and Nick ended up recording a duet, though their parts were recorded separately. After they finally met in person again to perform the song live for a label head, she eventually was told by her manager that the label wasn’t interested in signing her.

“I could tell by [my manager's] tone that he was no longer interested in working for me and I couldn’t help but wonder if Nick had any influence in it. I never did another showcase again after that and I quickly lost interest in pursuing a career as a recording artist,” Melissa wrote.

You can read the full post on her website.

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  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    Poor girl. I’m so sorry that guys don’t know when to quit. That they’re so driven by sex that they do horrible things to people.

  • Casey C

    its not even sex, its about getting what they want when they want it. control, power, and then sex. no more boys will be boys bullshit

  • Utope

    Thank you for coming forward. It’s hard but every victim that comes forward makes a difference. It’s absolutely sickening how pervasive sexual assault is.

  • http://www.paulwalkerfoundation.org RayonLight

    The gift that keeps giving. You can’t hide sickos… it’s coming out eventually. I hope people who did stuff like this are pissing their pants.

  • Maria M.

    I don’t buy this for a second. He rapes her and then she makes duet with him and signs with his manager hoping to make a career for herself? Give me a break. Why didn’t she report him?

  • Benny Ehud

    That wasn’t rape.

  • Benny Ehud

    He didn’t rape her by her description. That’s not rape. He legitimately thought she wanted to have s*x. He called her afterwards. What rapist calls the woman afterwards?

  • meme

    another has been jumping on the bandwagon.

  • Lisa

    She literally told him that she didn’t want to have sex with him so that means that it wasn’t consensual. Non-consensual sex = rape.

  • Casey C

    if forcing oral sex and then having vaginal sex with someone against their will isn’t rape, I’d be interested in your definition of rape seeing as how it would more than satisfy the legal definition of the term

  • Ulysses Joyce

    I will wait for the legal process with due process until I will believe this.

  • j b

    All these celebrities seem to have gotten away with rape. Especially Donald Trump. He was rewarded with the Presidency after countless women came forward.

  • kiley

    several responses below show exactly why people don’t report rape and/or sexual assault. The victim blaming is beyond ridiculous. It was non-consensual, AKA RAPE.

    Here’s a GOOGLE definition for those who CLEARLY don’t understand the meaning of rape: unlawful sexual intercourse or any other sexual penetration of the vagina, anus, or mouth of another person, with or without force, by a sex organ, other body part, or foreign object, without the consent of the victim.

  • persononhere

    i guess it’s like the harvey weinstein women who went and posed for intimate pics with him afterwards and even slept with him afterwards too, and made films with him. who knows, maybe they get scared of the guys afterwards

  • persononhere

    harvey weinstein apparently called them after, too.

  • persononhere

    so, we basically live in a society where men are just vile animals. it seems like every single man alive has done horrible things to someone

  • Benny Ehud

    How do you force someone to give your oral sex? HOW? He didn’t hold a gun to her head or threaten her. She WILLINGLY did it w/o the threat of physical violence or harm. Then she had sex with him. Now, if she didn’t want to do it, she should have LEFT THE HOUSE!

    According to her telling of the story, that isn’t rape.

  • Benny Ehud

    I don’t believe Harvey Weinstein raped the woman who accused him of raping her twice. Now, these women may call it rape. But that it wasn’t rape.

  • Benny Ehud

    She went upstairs with him. She gave him oral sex. You can’t force someone to give you oral sex w/o a gun, knife or threatening physical violence. This woman is full of s***.

  • Nikki
  • https://www.amazon.com/Silo-Saga-Nation-Kindle-Novella-ebook/dp/B00M9OT1W8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1508896669&sr=1-1 TefferMcG

    What role do their reps play in this….always has been one of the stupidest, ugliest aspects of stardom the forced dating ‘cus ur both Fame-o’…

  • Natalie

    It’s absolutely ridiculous. She could have just left! She chose not to leave for… whatever reason and decided to “go to sleep” afterwards. What the heck.

  • Blake

    looks like all men in hollywood are pigs. wont be surprised if tomorrow some actors i really respect turn out to be a rapists as well.

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    bump

  • Lisa

    Benny, you should dress up like a girl, meet Harvey Weinstein and then see how far he will go…then maybe you will realise how dumb you really are.

  • Lisa

    I agree 100% it is scary that many people are still not taking rape seriously.

  • Benny Ehud

    Nah…just b/c a woman has a bad sexual experience doesn’t mean she was raped. One of Harvey’s accuses claims she was raped in two different years. That’s absurd. Now, I do believe these women believed they were raped. But this story and a couple of stories from Harvey Weinstein aren’t rape. Again, I am going by the STORIES they themselves are telling.

  • Will

    Yeah that would solve his “confustion” about rape. Let’s set this up.

  • Maria M.

    She said no but she didn’t try to leave!? That’s ridiculous. If someone is trying to rape you it’s a flight or fight moment. I would run for my life, scream my head off so neighbors could hear, fight him until collapse. It’s not so easy to rape a person unless you are holding a knife to their throat or a gun to their head. They have to beat you unconscious to rape you if they don’t have a weapon. She wasn’t into it but he manipulated her into consenting. He didn’t use violence or threaten violence against her if she doesn’t do it. Of course she feels bad about that whole situation but she wasn’t raped and this is offensive to all the women out there who were left in a coma after rape. Enough with this hypocrisy!

  • Maria M.

    Exactly. These stories are offensive to real rape victims, people raped at gun point and beaten. The rape is one of the worst things that can happen to a person (any person, not just women, men are raped in prison and similar places all the time).

  • Benny Ehud

    That’s my point. There are actual rape victims — women/men raped at gunpoint, knife to throat, physical violence. But this nonsense is outrageous. This woman willingly gave a man oral sex b/c she could “tell he was getting angry.” So? Getting angry and upset doesn’t mean that the man is about to rape you.

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