'Backstreet Boys' band member is 'saddened and shocked' by accusations of rape against him

11:59 AM | 23 Nov, 2017
'Backstreet Boys' band member is 'saddened and shocked' by accusations of rape against him
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NEW YORK - The latest addition to a long list of celebrities who have been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape allegation is Nick Carter, former band member of the 90s band Backstreet Boys, who has been accused of rape.

Former pop singer Melissa Schuman claimed that Nick raped her in 2002 while they were on a casual hangout at his Santa Monica apartment. She was 18 at the time while he was 22.

Following the allegations, Nick has repsonded as being 'saddened and shocked' by Melissa's claims.

Nick said, "Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual."

Her further continued saying, "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."