A former singer for the band Dream has accused Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter of raping her in 2002. In a lengthy blog post, she detailed the incident in which Carter invited her over to his house for a "casual hangout" in 2002, during a day off from the movie they were filming together, The Hollow.
The victim in the above article remains unnamed and I can't blame her.
Schuman claims that their managers suggested that they start dating, assumedly to get some PR going, despite her having a boyfriend at the time. "I am free now", she concluded her post. I was vocal about this.
"He was right. I didn't have the money, the clout or access to an attorney who was powerful enough to stand up against my abuser's legal counsel" the singer wrote in the blog. Then Carter asked her to perform oral sex on him.
Melissa explains that she was a virgin at the time, and was saving herself for marriage, and told him this repeatedly and said no a number of times. Schuman added that she told him to stop but "he did not listen". "He proceeded to perform oral sex on me". She followed and hit the play button and turned off the lights.
"He took off her trousers and performed oral sex on her, she writes. I couldn't leave", Melissa wrote. I told my friends. That's where I saw myself, my reflection, watching myself do something that I was sickened by.
He threw me on the bed and climbed on top of me. He was relentless, refusing to take my no's for an answer.
Get him out of there!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, '" she writes. I went limp, turned my head to my left and decided I would just go to sleep now. Thank you for bearing witness to my story.
"I just want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support". It was this that made Schuman chose to tell her story. "I couldn't tell my manager that his best friend had raped me so I won't record this song", Schuman writes. Again, I told him that I was a virgin and I didn't want to have sex.
"She devastatingly ended her statement with "#MeToo" - reminding us all of all the hundreds of high profile cases that have come up in the last couple of months. He heard me out and said he would do some investigation and would try to find me a good attorney as I meant to press charges.
Melissa recalls the effect both this and the assault has on her writing: "I was broken". "I was told I would likely be buried in humiliation, accused of being fame hungry, and it would ultimately hurt me professionally as well as publicly".
A DailyMail.com request for comment to Carter's reps was not immediately returned.
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