The alleged victim and her counsel claimed in a recent lawsuit and a news conference on Thursday that Nick Carter raped a minor in 2001.
Shannon “Shay” Ruth claimed in a tearful Facebook video that the Backstreet Boys member sexually molested her when she was only 17 years old.
During the previous 21 years, the now-39-year-old testified, Nick Carter’s rape caused her misery, bewilderment, irritation, embarrassment, and self-harm.
“Despite the fact that I have cerebral palsy and am autistic, I believe Nick Carter’s acts and words to me have had the most profound and long-lasting impact on my life.”
“I remember him calling me a’re—-ed bitch,’ gripping me, and putting scratches on my arm after he raped me,” Ruth explained.
“Carter tried to bully me into silence… he was rude and terrifying,” she went on.
Ruth indicated at the news conference that she had been hesitant to speak forward because she feared she would “go to jail” if she revealed what had supposedly happened.
Her present goal, she claimed, was to “hold Nick Carter accountable” and “stop” Carter from “assaulting further teens and women.”
“Nick Carter is not exempt from his crimes just because he is a celebrity,” the woman said. “I am and always will be a survivor.”
Ruth’s attorney, Mark J. Boskovich, who also spoke at the podium, backed the joint complaint Ruth filed with three other women, all of whom were known only as Jane Doe.
“Nick Carter has a lengthy history of abusing women,” the attorney said, adding that the music industry has a reputation for “looking aside.”
According to Boskovich, Shay is determined to hold Carter accountable. She believes that defending other women is essential.
In the lawsuit filed on Thursday and obtained by Page Six, the alleged victim described how she was invited to the “I Want It That Way” singer’s tour van following a show she attended in Tacoma, Washington.
Ruth then said Carter handed her a “red-colored drink” he called a “VIP juice” despite the fact that she was underage, and that she now believes it was a mix of alcohol and cranberry juice.
The 42-year-old singer of “Quit Playing Games” allegedly demanded that the kid perform oral sex on him as she began crying, according to the lawsuit.
Ruth went on to say that Carter allegedly took her to a bed on the tour bus and assaulted her there, despite the fact that she was still virginal.
According to the lawsuit, the alleged victim claimed that the occurrence caused her to get HPV, a STI. She is seeking monetary restitution for the alleged crime.
Carter’s attorney responded to Ruth’s allegations by telling Page Six that they are “absolutely false.”
“Unfortunately, Ms. Ruth was deceived into making false claims against Nick over a period of years, and those accusations have changed repeatedly and dramatically over time,” he stated.
“Because there is no truth to this claim, as the courts will quickly discover, no one should be deceived by a press stunt arranged by an opportunistic lawyer.”