At a press conference, the victim and his lawyers provided details of the alleged act committed by one of the Backstreet Boys in 2001
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After the suicide of his brother Aaron, Nick Carter was accused of raping a minor in 2001
Nick Carter, a member of The Backstreet Boys, is being sued for sexual assault, after an alleged incident involving a minor in 2001.
According to legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Shannon Ruth, who was 17 years old at the time of the assault, was invited by Carter to his bus after a Backstreet Boys concert in Tacoma, WA, while waiting in line for autographs.
Carter says the allegation is completely false.
Ruth, who has autism and cerebral palsy, said the singer asked her if she wanted to one drink and she ordered apple juice, and Carter allegedly told her it had blueberries in it, giving her a “red colored drink”.
The victim points out that the drink tasted bad and Carter called it “VIP juice” but drank it to not be rude. She now believes it was a mixture of alcohol and juice.
According to the documents, Carter took her to the bathroom of the bus and forced her to practice oral sex. The woman cried as she was abused, but he continued to order her around.
She later says Carter took her to a bed on the bus and continued to sexually assault her.
After the traumatic episode, the singer threatened her and warned her that she would tell people what she did, he would personally take care of turning everyone against her.
The documents state that Ruth, who claims she was a virgin before the alleged assault, contracted the human papillomavirus (HPV) after the sexual assault and is now seeking damages.
Shannon Ruth sued Nick Carter for rape
A source close to Nick told TMZ: “This allegation is categorically false, Nick is focusing on his family and is mourning the death of his brother.”
Nick has faced rape allegations in the past, but has never been charged with no crime.
The Backstreet Boys singer was accused of rape by singer Melissa Schuman in 2013.
In 2018, Schuman claimed that Carter raped her and filed a report with the Los Angeles police for the incident. In a post, the singer said that Nick forced her into the bathroom and forcibly performed oral sex on her and then forced her to perform fellatio on him.
And she recounted that Carter then took her to a bedroom and forced her to have sex.
Carter maintained that the sex was consensual: “I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman's allegations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time that everything we did was not consensual.”
“We recorded a song and performed together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa so much. personally and professionally,” he added in his statement.
The singer was ultimately not formally charged with sexual abuse.
Carter's attorney, Michael Holtz, stated at the time: “Nick Carter was vindicated when the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office rejected the charges against him. Nick has denied these allegations since learning about them last year and was confident the DA would conclude that there was no basis to charge him.”
“He is happy to leave this matter behind”, concluded the lawyer.