In a brand new lawsuit, first reported by TMZ, Nick Carter has been accused of raping a 17 12 months outdated after a 2001 Backstreet Boys live performance.
On Thursday, Shannon Ruth filed a sexual battery lawsuit towards Carter in Clark County District Courtroom in Las Vegas. In it, she claims Carter invited her onto the Backstreet Boys’ tour bus after a live performance in Tacoma, Washington when she was 17 and he was 21. Carter allegedly requested Ruth, who has autism and cerebral palsy, if she needed a drink, and when she requested for apple juice, he as a substitute gave her cranberry, calling it “VIP juice.” Ruth believes it was blended with alcohol.
After that, Ruth claims Carter led her to the tour bus lavatory and instructed her to carry out oral intercourse earlier than assaulting her additional. In line with the lawsuit, Carter referred to as her a “retarded little bitch” and stated nobody would imagine her if she got here ahead in regards to the incident. Ruth says she was a virgin on the time and contracted HPV after the assault. She is now searching for damages.
In a press release, Michael Holtz, an legal professional for Carter, referred to as the allegations “legally meritless” and “completely unfaithful.” Holtz additionally stated the girl has “been manipulated into making false allegations about Nick — and people allegations have modified repeatedly and materially over time.”
In gentle of the lawsuit, ABC has pulled a beforehand scheduled Backstreet Boys vacation particular set to air subsequent Wednesday.
Carter has been accused of sexual assault earlier than. In 2017, Melissa Schuman, former member of the pop band Dream, stated the singer compelled her to have intercourse “towards my will” when he was 22 and he or she was 18. Carter additionally denied these allegations.
Final month, Carter’s youthful brother, Aaron, was discovered useless on the age of 34.