By Alesia Stanford For Dailymail.Com
19:12 19 Mar 2023, up to date 19:18 19 Mar 2023
Nick Carter has claimed he has witnesses who will debunk a lady’s declare he sexually assaulted her again within the early 2000s.
The Backstreet Boy, 43, has filed new authorized paperwork claiming to have a dozen witnesses who will swear the alleged sufferer’s prices are ‘factually unattainable,’ in line with TMZ.
Shannon Ruth filed go well with December 2, 2022, for $30,000 in damages, accusing the Larger Than Life singer of taking her to his bus, plying her with alcohol, forcing her to carry out oral intercourse after which raping her. The alleged incident occurred in 2001, when she was 17 and underaged.
Ruth additionally claims she contracted sexual transmitted an infection, Human papillomavirus an infection (HPV) from the alleged assault, having been a virgin beforehand.
The girl claimed she met Nick whereas standing in line to get autographs.
She has additionally declared that she is autistic and has cerebral palsy.
For his half, the Billboard Music Award winner contends there was no autograph line on the day in query and that followers had no entry to the busses and that followers, safety personnel and a expertise supervisor will testify to that.
The authorized docs additionally declare an individual, who was a buddy of the accuser on the time, mentioned she doesn’t have autism or cerebral palsy.
The witness additionally reportedly revealed they do not consider Shannon was on the live performance.
Nick has at all times denied the costs, and is countersuing for $2.35 million.
It’s the sum of money he and his bandmates reportedly misplaced after having to cancel appearances and endorsements as a result of sexual assault allegations.
He and his authorized crew contend that Shannon has been manipulated by a father and daughter, Jerome and Melissa Schuman, to make the false claims as an try to extort him.
Melissa Schuman, previously of the group Dream, alleged she met Nick once they had been making the film The Hollow in 2002, publishing her allegations in a since deleted 2017 weblog submit.
The actress claimed the singer raped her whereas they had been hanging out at his house with buddies in 2003.
Nick denied the claims and the Los Angeles District Attorney didn’t pursue a legal case as a result of the statute of limitations had handed, in line with CNN.
The Incomplete artist additionally contends Shannon’s former authorized crew withdrew after they had been introduced together with his data.
At the time of the submitting, Nick’s legal professional, Michael Holtz, advised TMZ , ‘As our Counterclaim units out intimately, Nick has been the goal of a malicious and long-running conspiracy.’
‘He has by no means performed the outrageous issues of which he has been accused;’ the legal professional wrote, ‘In truth, he’s the sufferer of a calculated and concerted disinformation marketing campaign designed to destroy his repute.’
‘He seems ahead to setting out the reality, vindicating himself in courtroom, and placing an finish to the smears and tried shakedowns for good.’