Posted on: January 15, 2024, 05:06h.
Last updated on: January 15, 2024, 05:06h.
Backstreet Boys performer Nick Carter has disputed claims that he formerly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl, according to a recent news report.
Las Vegas resident Carter, now 43, said not only was the sex consensual, but the claims are part of a conspiracy against
him, Las Vegas TV station KLAS reported, citing court documents filed last week.
His younger brother, Aaron Carter, also had sex with the girl, the filings revealed.
The victim, identified as “A.R.,” said Nick Carter sexually assaulted her on his yacht and he told her to keep
the “sexual abuse” a “secret,” the report added.
She filed legal action against Carter in August. Now an adult, the woman said the alleged sexual assaults took place
Police chose not to investigate Nick Carter for the alleged sex incident because A.R. said she was 18 at the time,
according to the filings from Carter.
But A.R.’s lawsuit tells a different story of the events — that Carter “knowingly provided alcohol and
drugs to then-minor A.R. on this occasion and caused her to become intoxicated on his yacht.”
There was also charges Carter gave the girl human papillomavirus (HPV.) Carter denies the claims.
Second Victim Sues
In December 2022, another lawsuit was filed by Shannon “Shay” Ruth, claiming Carter also provided her alcohol and
sexually assaulted her when she was 17. She also claimed he warned her not to inform any person about the incident,
according to KLAS.
But Carter counters he believes he never “even met Ruth” and he’s “certain that he was never alone on his
tour bus with Ruth, did not have sex with Ruth, did not grab her arm, and did not sexually assault or bully her,”
according to court filings.
In an incident involving a third woman, dating back to 2003, Carter allegedly sexually assaulted Dream singer
Melissa Schuman. Carter said the sex was consensual.
Alleged Victims Are Opportunists
Carter’s attorneys have responded to the allegations that the women were “opportunists” who “set out to thrust
themselves into the spotlight and destroy innocent lives.”
Because of the allegations, Carter and the Backstreet Boys lost $2.3M or more, his attorneys claim. That’s
due to promotional events, endorsements, and a planned TV show getting canceled by the negative publicity, KLAS
reported, citing court documents.
While single, Carter reportedly dated celebrities such as Debra Lafave, Willa Ford, and Paris Hilton, according to
Wikipedia. Carter has since married Lauren Michelle Kitt, a fitness trainer.