Nick Carter is combating again in opposition to accusations of sexual assault.
On Feb. 2, the Backstreet Boys member filed a countersuit in opposition to Shannon “Shay” Ruth after she sued him in December for alleged sexual battery. He’s additionally suing Melissa Schuman, a former teen pop singer with the woman group Dream, who accused him of rape in 2017.
In courtroom paperwork obtained by E! Information, Carter’s legal professional accused each Ruth and Schuman of attempting to “harass, defame and extort” his shopper.
The countersuit alleges the 2 ladies took benefit of the #MeToo motion and used it to launch a five-year conspiracy to “defame and vilify Carter and in any other case smash his popularity for the needs of garnering consideration and fame and/or extorting cash from Carter.”
The submitting additionally known as Schuman and Ruth “opportunists,” claiming that they have been got down to “destroy harmless lives” and induced greater than $2.3 million in enterprise losses.