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Former Member of Pop Group Dream Says She Was Victim of Rape By Nick Carter

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Melissa Schuman who was a member of the teen pop group Dream has accused Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter of rape. In a blog post Schuman says she was 18 at the time.

As a conservative Christian, Schuman says she was saving her virginity for marriage: “I told him that I was a virgin and I didn’t want to have sex. I told him that I was saving myself for my future husband. I said it over and over again.” But she says this failed to dissuade Carter from penetrating her against her will, saying, “I could be your husband.”

Schuman says that while she was not interested in dredging up the past, even after the story of Harvey Weinstein’s long history of sexual misconduct broke, a story posted on RadarOnline about Carter being investigated for a separate sexual assault — and the reader comments she saw in response to the story, blaming the victim — spurred her to action. “I feel I have an obligation now to come forward with the hope and intention to inspire and encourage other victims to tell their story,” she explains.

Nick Carter has issued the following statement in response to Schuman’s blog post:

“I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual. 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.”

H/T Billboard 

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