Although the story was slightly repulsive, the one about the Backstreet Boys utilizing AJ McLean’s fart for a hit song was a beautiful and wholesome fairy tale compared to this one. According to the New York Daily News, an actress and singer named Melissa Schuman is accusing Backstreet Boy and alleged bouncer choker Nick Carter of raping her in 2004. The details are ugly, so have the cute animal vid of your choice ready to watch after this one. You’re going to need it.
In a post on her personal blog, Melissa Explains It All, Melissa went in-depth on what she says happened to her. She was a member of the late 90s teen queen group Dream (you might remember their one hot jam – “He Loves U Not“). Melissa’s manager tried to set her up on a date with Nick in 2002, who was basically one of the five rulers of teen pop earth during that time. Melissa, who was 18, claims she took a call from Nick “out of respect.” They ended up shooting a TV movie together in 2004 and one day Melissa and a friend hung out with him at his Santa Monica apartment.
The trio did shots, and Nick allegedly invited Melissa into his office to listen to some of his music (Nick Carter solo music – what a privilege for her). Melissa says they started making out, and Nick eventually took her into the bathroom. She says that Nick sat her on a counter and allegedly began trying to unbutton her pants. Melissa told him to cut it out, saying that she was a virgin. This allegedly didn’t trouble Nick, as she says that’s when he took her pants off and allegedly began performing oral sex on her.
“I told him to stop, but he didn’t. So I turned off the bathroom light so I wouldn’t see anything. He kept turning the light back on because he told me he wanted to look at me,” she wrote.
When someone knocked on the bathroom door, she says Nick took her to another bathroom and allegedly demanded that she return the oral sex. She said nope, and that’s when he supposedly used the line that creeps who aren’t familiar with how sexy consent can be always use.
When she refused, he said he “did it for you and it’s only right you do it for me.”
Nick also began allegedly physically intimidating her. Honestly, this story is ruining “I Want It That Way” for me and that was pretty much the most perfect pop song of all time. Melissa alleges that he made her use her his hand on him, something that “sickened” her. Nick then allegedly took her into a bedroom and allegedly raped her. She says she tried to remind him that she was a virgin and was saving herself for marriage. Nick allegedly responded: “I could be your husband.”
Melissa says Nick called her for weeks after the alleged incident (calls she claims she ignored until they stopped), and she also ended up recording a duet with him. She says she was supposed to be signed by his manager, but nothing ever came to fruition and she left the recording industry.
Melissa says that she never reported the crime because her then manager, Nils Larsen, told her that Nick had “the most powerful litigator in the country.” Schuman says she finally came forward with her story after so many years, because she felt empowered to by the floodgates of truly horrific revelations that have come roaring out of Hollywood in recent months.
Nick’s brother Aaron Carter is normally the family mess. But tomorrow, if he’s invited to Thanksgiving, he can lean over the Pillsbury crescent rolls at the Carters’ dinner table and whisper, “Looks like I’m not the most alleged fucked up one now, huh Nicky?”
UPDATE: Nick Carter released a statement regarding Melissa’s accusations. He confirms they were together, but he swears everything was consensual.
“I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual. We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally.
This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm.”