Prosecutors won’t charge Backstreet Boy Nick Carter

From left The Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough Nick Carter Brian Littrell AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson pose backstage at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

From left The Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough Nick Carter Brian Littrell AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson pose backstage at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

In this June 16 photo, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter performs at KTUphoria 2018 in Wantagh, N.Y. Prosecutors in Los Angeles have declined to file charges against Carter after a singer reported a year ago that he had raped her in his apartment in 2003.

'It gives me great solace to know that my testimony is fully documented, investigated and sealed for the future if needed by law enforcement, ' she added.

In a statement to Metro.co.uk, he said at the time: 'I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman's accusations.

Mr. Carter's attorney, Michael Holtz, told Metro.co.uk in a statement that "Nick Carter was vindicated today when the L.A. County District Attorney's Office rejected the charges against him".

"Speaking out was the best thing I could have ever done for myself", she said.

It was last reported that Carter was under review by the Los Angeles District Attorney over the sexual assault allegation.


"He is happy to put this matter behind him".

California scrapped its statute of limitations for rape in 2016, and Schuman told the Associated Press it was unfortunate that the state had not made the move retroactively to accommodate victims like her.

Schuman alleged that she and her roommate had been invited to Carter's house in 2003 and that she and Carter went into another room together and started kissing before he brought her into a bathroom and performed oral sex on her despite her protests. "I'm heartbroken", Nick wrote. In the middle of the wave of accusations against men in the entertainment industry, Melissa took to her blog to accuse the Backstreet Boy of rape.

Carter, 38, was accused of assaulting the woman at his apartment in 2003, and since the statute of limitations for the case expired in 2013, no criminal charges will be filed, according to prosecutors.

"This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, almost two decades later", he continued.

I'm finally doing what I thought I could no longer do. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm'. Im filing a police report #timesup ✊ #bebrave #bethechange #metoo thank you @RAINN for empowering me to take this step.

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