This Thursday, December 8, an ex-fan of Nick Carter filed a complaint against the singer. She accuses the Backstreet Boys member of raping her while the group was on tour in 2001.
Nick Carter in the tournament. This Thursday, December 8, the member of the American group Backstreet Boyswas charged with rape, by a former fan autistic, aged 17 at the time. The alleged victim, Shannon Ruth, spoke at a press conference in California. The young woman, accompanied by her lawyer, explained that she filed a complaint for a rape which was allegedly committed on the sidelines of a concert of the boy band in Tacomain Washington State, in 2001.
“Although I have autism and live with cerebral palsy, I don’t think anything has hurt me more in my life than what Nick Carter did to me.”said Shannon Ruth, now 39, in tears. According to her, the singer would have invited her on a bus after a request for an autograph from the teenager while on tour. Nick Carter also allegedly gave him a drink at “strange taste“vaunted as one”VIP juice”, assured the plaintiff’s lawyer, Mark Boskovich. Everything then accelerated.
Three other women accuse Nick Carter of sexual assault
“After she drank the juice, Carter took her to the bus restroom, told him to kneel down, and pulled out his genitals and ordered him to perform sexual acts”, detailed the advice, specifying that the young woman, a virgin at the time, would have cried throughout her ordeal, without the singer suspending his aggression. The star would have it then “pushing on the bed” at the back of the bus, before raping her “despite his protests,” he added. Nick Carter, now 42, then allegedly called the teenager “retarded little bitch“, convinced that “nobody would believe“if she denounced the facts.
Shannon Ruth filed her civil suit in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she and the singer live. She claims financial compensation, the amount of which has not been disclosed. His lawyer clarified that his complaint includes the statements of three other women, who also accuse the singer of sexual assault. These women, who wish to remain anonymous, have not yet lodged an individual complaint.
Nick Carter already accused of rape in 2017
In 2017, Nick Carter had previously accused of rape by American singer Melissa Schuman. The singer, however, always proclaimed his innocence and the Los Angeles prosecutor’s office ultimately did not initiate any proceedings because the facts denounced were time-barred.
For now, neither Nick Carter nor his representatives have reacted to these new accusations. “This accusation is completely false. Nick focuses on his family and grieving his brother“, simply assured a member of his entourage to the TMZ site. At the beginning of November, Aaron Carter, the brother of Nick Carter, had indeed been found dead at his home of Lancaster, California. The 34-year-old singer was found drowned in his bathtub. A terrible tragedy for the relatives of the man who began his career at the age of seven and who was notably known for the title I Want Candy. The day after his death, his big brother wanted to pay tribute to him by publishing several photos of him alongside his younger brother. “My heart is broken. Even though my brother and I had a complicated relationship, my love for him never faded. (…) I will miss my brother more than anyone will ever know. I love you Chizz. Now you can finally have the peace you could never find here on earth… I love you little brother”had notably written in legend Nick Carter.