Who is Shannon Ruth? Why she is accusing Nick Carter of raping her? What happened ? Explained

Who is Shannon Ruth? Why she is accusing Nick Carterof raping her? What happened ? Explained

US singer Nick Carter has been sued by a Shannon Ruth who has accused the star of raping her back in 2001 when she was just 17 years old. Let’s see more about this case in detail.

Shannon Ruth Allegation

In a tearful Facebook video, Shannon “Shay” Ruth claimed that the Backstreet Boys member had sexually abused her when she was just 17 years old.

The now-39-year-old said that Nick Carter’s rape caused her to experience agony, confusion, frustration, embarrassment, and self-harm during the previous 21 years.

Even though I have cerebral palsy and am autistic, I think Nick Carter’s actions and words to me have had the biggest and longest-lasting effects on my life.

Shannon Ruth then further alleged, “After he raped me, I remember him calling me a ‘re—-ed bitch’ and grabbing me and leaving bruises on my arm.”

Shannon Ruth Motive’s for speaking up

“Carter tried to scare me into silence,” she continued. He was obnoxious and intimidating. In the news conference, Ruth stated that she had been scared to speak up because she felt as though she may “go to jail” if she disclosed what had allegedly happened.

She claimed that her current objective was to “hold Nick Carter accountable” and “stop” Carter from “assaulting additional teens and women.” The woman stated, “Nick Carter is not exempt from his crimes just because he is a celebrity.” “I am and always will be a survivor.”

The combined complaint Ruth filed with three other women, all of whom were known only as Jane Doe, was supported by Ruth’s attorney Mark J. Boskovich, who also spoke at the podium. The attorney stated, “Nick Carter has a long history of abusing women,” and added that the music business has a reputation for “looking aside.”

Shay is committed to holding Carter accountable, according to Boskovich. She considers it worthwhile to defend other women.

Lawsuit was filed

The alleged victim said in the lawsuit, which was filed on Thursday and was acquired by Page Six, that after a concert she attended in Tacoma, Washington, she was invited to the “I Want It That Way” singer’s tour van after waiting in an autograph queue.

Ruth later said Carter offered her a “red-colored drink” he called a “VIP juice” even though she was underage, and she now believes it was a combination of alcohol and cranberry juice.

The lawsuit claims that the 42-year-old “Quit Playing Games” singer forced the crying kid to engage in oral sex with him. Ruth added that Carter allegedly brought her to a bed on the tour bus and continued to assault her there, even though she was still virginal.

According to the lawsuit, the putative victim claimed that she contracted HPV, an STI, as a result of the event. She is asking for monetary compensation for the alleged wrongdoing.

Who is Shannon Ruth? Why she is accusing Nick Carterof raping her? What happened ? Explained

Nick Carter denied the accusation

Nick Carter rose to fame as one of the five members of the Backstreet Boys.

Through his attorney, Carter today issued a statement rejecting the shocking allegations. Carter’s attorney Michael Holtz said in a statement received by Page Six that “this claim regarding an incident that reportedly took place more than 20 years ago is not only legally meritless but also totally incorrect.”

“Unfortunately, Ms. Ruth has been manipulated into making false accusations against Nick for a number of years; these accusations have altered frequently and dramatically over time.

There is absolutely no truth to this accusation, as the courts will swiftly realize, therefore no one should be duped by a press stunt organized by an opportunistic attorney.

Nick Carter accused again of Misconduct

This is not the first time the boy band member has been accused of sexual misconduct. Melissa Schuman, a former member of Dream, said in 2017 that Carter had sexually abused her when she was 18 and he was 22.

At the time, the “He Loves U Not” singer said in a blog post, “I told him that I was a virgin and I didn’t want to have sex.” I explained to him that I was holding out for my future husband. I repeated it numerous times.

In an effort to seduce me, he said, “I could be your husband.” Carter previously said in response, “Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual.

We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally.”

Carter was not charged after Schuman came forward

Later, in a blog post that has since been deleted, Schuman claimed that she and her family “were well aware of the possibility that [her] case was not prosecutable due to the statute of limitations in California involving rape, which was amended in 2016.”

It provides me tremendous comfort to know that my testimony is thoroughly investigated, documented, and sealed in case law enforcement ever needs it, she said.
Speaking up was the finest thing I could have ever done for myself. I hope this encourages others to follow their lead if it feels right for them.

If you or anyone you know has been sexually abused, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). A trained staff member will provide confidential, judgment-free support as well as local resources to assist in healing, recovering, and more.

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