A police report was filed against Nick Carter by Melissa Schuman, who claimed that the pop star raped her in 2003.
Former pop star Melissa Schuman submitted to the police Wednesday against Nick Carter, alleging singer raped her in 2003.
Schuman, who was part of the girl group Dream, tweeted Wednesday: “I’m finally doing what I thought I couldn’t do any more. I am the submission of a declaration.”
I’m finally doing what I thought I couldn’t do any more. Im filing a police report #timesup ✊? #bebrave #bethechange #metoo thank you @RAINN for empowering me to take this step.
— MelissaSchuman (@MelissaSchuman) February 7, 2018
The Santa Monica Police Department confirmed to Fox News that a police report was filed against the Backstreet Boys singer of an incident from 2003. The police confirmed an investigation was underway, but it is not the name of the person involved in the report.
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In November, Schuman wrote in a blog post that she was forced to take part in an act against my will.” She said Carter took her virginity when she was 18 and he was 22.
The singer said that the incident occurred when she was in his apartment and got intimate while listening to music.
I know, it’s only Tuesday, but I had to #return to the Lady Phoenix days #backtobasics ?
“After kissing for a moment, he took my hand and led me to the bathroom next to his office,” she wrote. “He closed the door and we kept kissing. I asked him what we were doing in there. He didn’t respond and continued to kiss me.
“He picked me up, put me on the bathroom counter and began my pants unbutton. I told him that I wanted to do,” she added. “He didn’t listen. He was not happy.”
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Schuman claimed in her post that Carter then led her to a bedroom, where he “was relentless, refusing to take [no] for an answer.”
When Carter was asked about the allegations, he said that he was “shocked and saddened.”
“Melissa never expressed to me while we were together, or at any time since that everything we did was non-consensual,” Carter said in a statement.
Schuman said she felt empowered and wanted to speak out “because of the brave women who shared their stories for me.”
Carter has not directly responded to the report to the police.