Nick Carter Sexual Assault Allegation to Be Subject of New Docuseries

The past is about to come back to haunt Nick Carter.

The alleged past, we should probably emphasize.

Back in 2017, as you may recall, singer Melissa Schuman accused the Backstreet Boys member of drugging her and of assaulting her when she was a teenager in 2003.

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Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys performs onstage at iHeartRadio Y100’s Jingle Ball 2022 Presented by Capital One on December 18, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

In February 2018, the Santa Monica Police Department confirmed that it had opened an investigation into Carter after Schuman came forward with these allegations.

“I’m finally doing what I thought I could no longer do. Im filing a police report,” the former member of the pop group Dream said at the time, adding the hashtag #MeToo and crediting the Rape Abuse Incest National Network for “empowering me to take this step.”

Responded Carter back then:

“I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations.

“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.

“This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm.”

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Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys attends the iHeartRadio Z100’s Jingle Ball 2022 Presented by Capital One at Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2022 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

In December 2022, meanwhile, a woman named Shannon Ruth and three Jane Does filed a lawsuit against Carter in Nevada… the former of whom claimed that Carter drugged and raped her on his tour bus after a 2001 concert in Washington.

No charges were ever filed against Nick Carter.

Now, however, Carter and his late brother Aaron will be the subject of a documentary on Investigation Discovery.

It will also be streamed on Max and it will be titled “Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter;” it is set to air on Monday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 28, at 9/8c.

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Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys attends “Bingo Under The Stars” in celebration of Pride, hosted by members of NSYNC and Backstreet Boys at The Grove on June 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The special will include interviews with Schuman, Ashley Repp and Ruth, all of whom have alleged sexual assault by Nick Carter.

Also interviewed will be an unnamed “member of the Carter family,” as well as friends including Nick Carter’s ex-girlfriend Kaya Jones and Aaron Carter’s former fiancé Melanie Martin.

The series is expected to investigate these accusations of sexual assault against Nick Carter by numerous women… and will also dive into younger brother Aaron Carter’s struggles with mental health and substance abuse — leading to his death in 2022.

“My heart has been broken today,” said Nick Carter at the time.

“Even though my brother and I have had a complicated relationship, my love for him has never ever faded.

“I have always held onto the hope, that he would somehow, someday want to walk a healthy path and eventually find the help that he so desperately needed.”

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