The spotlight is now on Nick Carter.
The older brother of the late Aaron Carter has been accused of some very horrible things.
On Thursday, December 8th, a woman named Shannon “Shay” Ruth and her lawyers held a Facebook Live press conference in which she accused the Backstreet Boys singer of raping her.
Nick Carter Accused Of Raping Underage Autistic Fan
Not only that, she said it happened in 2001 when she was just 17 years old.
Ruth is autistic and has cerebral palsy.
“The last 21 years have been filled with pain, confusion, frustration shame and self-harm that are a direct result of Nick Carter raping me,” the now 39-year-old alleged. “Even though I’m autistic and live with cerebral palsy, I believe that nothing has affected me more or had a more lasting impact on my life than what Nick Carter did and said to me.”
Carter Allegedly Called The Victim A Discriminatory Slur
To make matters even worse, Ruth claims that following the rape, Nick called her a “retarded b**ch.”
“After he raped me, I remember him calling me a ‘retarded b**ch’ and grabbing me and leaving bruises on my arm,” she further claimed. “Carter tried to scare me into silence… he was nasty and threatening.”
Ruth explained why it’s taken her so long to speak out.
She was afraid she’d “go to jail” if she told anyone what allegedly happened between her and Carter.
However, Ruth has a new outlook on the situation and her primary goal is to “stop” the singer from “assaulting more teens and women.”
She wants to “Hold Nick Carter accountable.”
Ruth concluded, “Just because Nick Carter is a celebrity does not mean that he is excused from his crimes. I am a survivor and always will be.”
Her lawyer, Mark J. Boskovich, also took the stand to reveal three other women under the pseudonym “Jane Doe” are named in a joint lawsuit filed alongside Ruth.
Three Other Women Have Filed A Joint Lawsuit Against Carter
“Nick Carter has a long history of abusing women,” Boskovich said, and added the music industry has turned a blind eye to it.
“Shay is determined to bring Carter to justice,” Boskovich said. “She believes it’s worth it to protect other women.”
Per legal documents, Ruth claims she was invited to Carter’s tour bus following a concert she attended in Tacoma, WA., after standing in an autograph line.
She alleges he offered her a red drink which he called “VIP juice.” Ruth believes it was a mixture of alcohol and cranberry juice.
Mind you she was 17-years-old at this point in time.
Per the lawsuit, Carter allegedly ordered Ruth to perform oral sex on him as she burst into tears.
She added to her claims that he took her to a bed on the tour bus and sexually assaulted her, even though she was a virgin at the time.
Ruth alleged that she got HPV (Human papillomavirus), a sexually transmitted disease, following the rape. She is seeking monetary damages for the alleged crime.
This isn’t his first time being accused of sexually assaulting someone.
In 2017, Melissa Schuman, a former member of Dream, claimed Carter sexually assaulted her when she was 18-years-old and he was 22-years-old.
News of his latest alleged sexual assault lawsuit comes just over a month after his younger brother passed away from drowning in his bathtub.