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A lawsuit filed against Nick Carter accuses him of raping an underage autistic fan.
Carter has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault. In 2017, Melissa Schuman also she was raped by the musician.
Carter’s own brother Aaron Carter said Nick is a “serial rapist” and compared him to Jeffrey Epstein.
When she was 17 years old, Shannon “Shay” Ruth says Carter sexually assaulted her in 2001 and called her a “retarded b*****.” She’s 39 now.
“The last 21 years have been filled with pain, confusion, frustration, shame and self-harm that are a direct result of Nick Carter raping me,” Ruth said.
“Even though I’m autistic and live with cerebral palsy, I believe that nothing has affected me more or had a more lasting impact on my life than what Nick Carter did and said to me,” she continued.
“After he raped me, I remember him calling me a ‘retarded b****’ and grabbing me and leaving bruises on my arm.”
Nick Carter denies the allegation.
Attorney Mark J. Boskovich said there are three other women whose accusations are included in the lawsuit against Carter.
“Nick Carter has a long history of abusing women,” Boskovich said. “Shay is determined to bring Carter to justice. She believes it’s worth it to protect other women.”
Ruth falsely believed that she could “go to jail” over the alleged sexual assault, which caused her to remain silent.
Regarding Melissa’s accusations, Carter responded, “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.”
His brother, Aaron, said, “Unfortunately, I tried to play God and stand up for an alleged rape victim of Nick.”
“And, to my brother, I would like to apologize and say I love you. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done that,” he added.
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Prosecutors declined to pursue charges against Carter at the time due to the statute of limitations having expired.
“The reporting party alleged that, in 2003, she was the victim of a sexual assault perpetrated by the suspect in his apartment…,” prosecutors said. “The statute of limitations expired in 2013. Therefore, an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence is not warranted, and the matter is declined.”
At one time, Carter’s brother Aaron Carter labeled Nick a “serial rapist” and compared him to Jeffrey Epstein in a series of tweets. The two had been in a feud at the time.
Aaron had wanted to fix his relationship with his brother in the days before Aaron’s death on Nov. 5. He apologized to the pop star in a podcast interview at the time.