Nick Carter has filed a counterclaim against two women who accused him of raping him.
Shannon Ruth filed a lawsuit against the Backstreet Boys singer in December, accusing him of raping her on his tour bus after a concert in 2001 when she was just 17.
Her lawsuit comes just four years after former member of the pop group Dream, Melissa Schumann Henschel, accused Carter of sexually assaulting her in 2003 when she was 18.
Carter filed a counterclaim Thursday in Nevada against defendants including Ruth, Schumann and her father, Jerome Schumann.
In his counterclaim, Singer accused Ruth of being manipulated by Schumann into filing a lawsuit, victim of a “five-year conspiracy” organized by individuals to “harass, slander, and blackmail” him. claimed to be a person.
“Ruth was a vulnerable, highly impressionable person who craves attention and desperately wants to fit in,” the lawsuit tells Billboard. “Schumann and Jerome groomed and mentored Ruth, her initial allegations of abuse at the hands of a third party, physical abuse at the hands of Carter in particular, and finally sexual assault by Carter. I persuaded him to inflate the
The 43-year-old attorney accused her co-defendants of defaming her clients by calling them “rapists” and “abusers” on social media and on podcasts.
Denying the allegations once again, Carter said that no autograph session took place outside the tour bus on the night at issue in Ruth’s allegations. claimed.
Carter is seeking damages of at least $2.35 million (£1.9 million) to compensate for lost employment opportunities as a result of the claim.
Ruth’s attorney, Mike Boscovich, responded to the counterclaim in a statement to Billboard, saying, “Why should Nick Carter be believed to have a long history of abusing women?” I will decide.”