Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim - WSMV News 4

Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim

Posted: Updated:
Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec on Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP) Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs during the Festival d'ete de Quebec on Sunday, July 9, 2017, in Quebec City, Canada. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.

Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream wrote in a blog post that she was "forced to engage in an act against my will." She said the Backstreet Boy took her virginity.

But Carter says in a statement Wednesday that "Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual."

[Related: Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys accused of sexual assault]

He adds that he "was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally."

Dream was signed to Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records and produced the hit "He Loves U Not."

Schuman and Carter recorded music together after she said he attacked her.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Putin says he wanted Trump to win in 2016, didn't interfere

    Putin says he wanted Trump to win in 2016, didn't interfere

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:30:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko). U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.
    Trump says he raised election meddling with Putin, but says both sides to blame for bad relations.More >>
    Trump says he raised election meddling with Putin, but says both sides to blame for bad relations.More >>
  • In TV interview, Trump says queen called Brexit 'complex'

    In TV interview, Trump says queen called Brexit 'complex'

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:44:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, inspecting the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, July 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, inspecting the Guard of Honour at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, Friday, July 13, 2018.
    President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit it "complex.".More >>
    President Donald Trump has told a British TV interviewer that Queen Elizabeth II told him Brexit it "complex.".More >>
  • Federal judge pauses deportations of reunited families

    Federal judge pauses deportations of reunited families

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-07-16 17:34:28 GMT
    (CNN)(CNN)
    (CNN)(CNN)

    A federal judge on Monday ordered the US government to temporarily pause deportations of reunited families to allow attorneys time to debate whether he should more permanently extend that order.

    More >>

    A federal judge on Monday ordered the US government to temporarily pause deportations of reunited families to allow attorneys time to debate whether he should more permanently extend that order.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
WSMV
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.