Schuman, now 33, alleged in a blog post that Carter raped her in his Santa Monica apartment when she was 18 and he was 22, on a day off from shooting The Hollow in 2002, in which they both starred.
“I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations,” Carter told People in a statement. “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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Backstreet Boys singer Carter toplined reality series House of Carters which aired in 2006 on E! He’s also had guest roles on Undateable and 90210.
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