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Sharna Burgess Defends Nick Carter Amid Rape Accusations

Sharna Burgess Defends Nick Carter Amid Rape Accusations

Nick Carter has been accused of rape by former Dream singer Melissa Schuman, and now, his former Dancing with the Stars partner Sharna Burgess is coming to his defense.

The 32-year-old dancer posted two videos and said, “These are only my thoughts, this is not victim shaming, y’all know me and I would never. Just because I support Nick, doesn’t mean I don’t support female empowerment or #metoo. They are both movements that I am a part of, here for and proud of.”

Nick was definitely one of the most respectful guys that I’ve ever danced with on the show,” she said in the video. “So understanding of the difference between the character and the dance, and then the coach and the dance, all of the different levels of relationships that we have with our partners on the show.”

“From day one, he was just incredibly sweet and understanding of what it was that we had to do,” she continued. “He was very accepting of me bossing him around every day. … But what I loved about Nick, too, was that he always took ownership of the things that he’d been through — the darkness in his history, the mistakes that he’s made — he wanted to be very open about them and how he felt about them.”

Nick and Sharna finished in second place on the 2015 season of DWTS.

Click inside to watch the videos Sharna posted about Nick…

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  • werd

    “Just because I support Nick, doesn’t mean I don’t support female empowerment or #metoo.”

    Actually, it kinda does. Just because some guy you worked with for a couple months on a TV show seemed nice to you does not mean he couldn’t have sexually assaulted someone years ago.

  • Kelley

    you either believe women or you dont. she doesn’t she can try to spin it anyway she wants. she is calling the victim a liar. what a misguided troll she is

  • Stoni

    I’m personally sick of all the rape accusations flying around. Seems to me people are just jumping on a bandwagon.

  • Verena

    Just because some girl tells a story without any evidence doesn’t mean he’s actually guilty.

  • werd

    Did I ever say he was?

  • Verena

    She never called the victim a liar. She just shared her thoughts about Nick. And just because someone does not believe ONE particular woman does not mean they don’t believe ANY woman. Each story is different, so can be your opinion about them.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    Or maybe its just THAT prevalent.

  • Stoni

    Just throw some money at the victims. Money always seems to cure victims.

  • Verena

    No, but I don’t get why Sharna shouldn’t support Nick then, just because she also supports female empowerment.

  • http://eternalozzie.com/ eternalozzie

    she never even commented about the accuser … she just weighed in on the person she knows, Mr. Carter. Just because someone accused someone of something doesn’t mean its factual.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    I know what you’re saying. It makes them look “money hungry.” I don’t think people care that you donated it to a charity either. They seem to read over that.
    On one hand, I feel like getting in trouble/fired is enough, but on the other hand, I see these super rich guys and feel like taking some of that money away is the only consequence that they’ll care about.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    I know what you’re saying. It makes them look “money hungry.” I don’t think people care that you donated it to a charity either. They seem to read over that.
    On one hand, I feel like getting in trouble/fired is enough, but on the other hand, I see these super rich guys and feel like taking some of that money away is the only consequence that they’ll care about.

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