Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter is being sued by one other popstar for alleged sexual assault and battery.
Carter has been accused of utilizing his “function, standing, and energy as a well known singer” to allegedly groom and manipulate Dream singer Melissa Schuman.
Ms Schuman made the court docket submitting on Tuesday in Los Angeles, the place she alleged Carter drugged and assaulted at his residence in Santa Monica in 2003, when he was 18.
They have been each filming The Hole collectively, and in accordance with the submitting, which additionally alleges Carter invited Ms Schuman and a good friend to his flat to play video video games.
It’s then alleged that he made her an alcoholic drink, the place he added “some type of flunitrazepam or the same drug”.
Flunitrazepam is usually used as a so-called date rape drug.
Ms Schuman alleged Mr Carter made her masturbate for him and compelled himself on her, regardless of repeated objections, in addition to claiming she had contracted HPV, for which there is no such thing as a identified treatment, and may trigger cervical most cancers.
The submitting additionally says although Ms Schuman went public with the claims in 2017, in a weblog put up known as “Do not Fear, I Will not Inform Anyone”, she additionally advised folks on the time concerning the incident.
She tried to steer clear of Carter, however the paperwork declare he continued to “intimidate, blame and harass” her.
“Defendant Carter’s conduct exceeded all bounds of decency and is odious and completely insupportable in a civilized society,” it learn.
“Defendant Carter’s conduct, together with sexual assault and web intimidation, brought on emotional misery in Plaintiff and this emotional misery was and continues to be extreme.”
Within the submitting, Ms Schuman provides she nonetheless has psychological and emotional points, together with despair, anxiousness and PTSD.
A jury trial has been requested by Ms Schuman, and for damages to be decided by the court docket.
Carter beforehand introduced he was counter-suing Ms Schuman over the allegations.
In an announcement to Sky Information, Carter’s legal professional Liane Ok Wakayama mentioned: “Melissa Schuman has been peddling this story for a few years, however her allegation was false when she first made it again in 2017 – and it nonetheless is.
“A decide in Nevada not too long ago dominated, after reviewing the in depth proof we laid out, that there are sturdy grounds for Nick Carter to proceed together with his lawsuit towards Ms Schuman for plotting to break, defame and extort Nick, his associates, his mates and his household.
“In gentle of our progress in Nevada, this sort of response is without delay each predictable and pathetic. However this PR stunt will not shake Nick from his willpower to carry Ms Schuman and her co-conspirators to account for the immeasurable ache and struggling their extortionate conduct has brought on.”