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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Sued For Sexual Assault

According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, now-39-year-old Shannon Ruth has filed a sexual battery lawsuit against Backstreet Boys singer, Nick Carter, for allegedly raping her at a 2001 concert when she was underage.

The Thursday (12.08) filing claims that Carter (now 42) invited Ruth (then 17 years old) onto his tour bus in Tacoma, Washington and offered her a drink prior to exposing himself and having her perform oral sex on him “under duress”.

Ruth, who The Guardian publication stated suffers from autism and cerebral palsy, is also suing the superstar boyband musician for intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The periodical further reported that, according to the documents, Ruth was a virgin at the time and contracted HPV after the encounter.

In response to the lawsuit a representative for Carter responded stated “This claim about an incident that supposedly took place more than 20 years ago is not only legally meritless but also entirely untrue.” “Unfortunately, for several years now, Ms Ruth has been manipulated into making false allegations about Nick – and those allegations have changed repeatedly and materially over time. No one should be fooled by a press stunt orchestrated by an opportunistic lawyer – there is nothing to this claim whatsoever, which we have no doubt the courts will quickly realize.”

Not the only claim of this kind, Dream singer Melissa Schuman and friends of Paris Hilton have also come forward accusing Carter of sexual abuse. The District Attorney’s office declined to press charges against Carter for Schuman’s case in 2018, noting the statute of limitations had passed.

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Author: Saul Goode

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