Nick Carter sued on suspicion sexual harassment by a woman named Shannon Ruth. He reported on Nick in Clark County, Nevada, USA following the Backstreet Boys concert in Tacoma, Washington in February 2001.
Shannon Ruth said the incident happened when she was 17 and Nick was 21. At the time, according to Ruth, Nick gave her a lift to the bus after the concert.
Then, according to Ruth, the Backstreet Boys offered him a “weird-tasting drink he called VIP Juice.” In fact, the drink is a mixture of cranberry juice with alcohol.
Ruth later said that Nick took her to the bathroom and told her to perform oral sex on him.
Ruth claimed that she was a virgin at the time. Thus, while performing oral sex on Nick, the man seemed unsatisfied.
In her complaint document, Ruth later said that Nick had tried to rape her. The 42-year-old singer reportedly pushed Ruth onto the bed and tried to get inside.
Ruth also begged Nick to stop what he was doing, but instead Nick said it would be a “special secret” between the two of them.
Eventually their fights stopped when Ruth threatened that she would tell people about what Nick had done. He also received a bruise on his arm as a result of the fight.
Nick retorts Ruth’s threat by saying that she is a “retarded bitch” and no one will believe her.
Shannon Ruth said that Nick gave her HPV as a result of a sexual assault. In addition, he also claimed to have autism and cerebral palsy.
“The last 21 years have been filled with anguish, confusion, frustration, shame and self-mutilation, caused directly by the fact that Nick Carter raped me,” Shannon Ruth said during a press conference, according to the Daily Mail. Diversity Thursday (8/12).
“Despite the fact that I have autism and I live with cerebral palsy, I believe that nothing has affected me more than what Nick Carter did to me,” she continued.
On the other hand, Michael Holtz, as Nick Carter’s legal adviser, denied that his client was sexually harassing. Holtz said the allegations were baseless.
“These claims about an incident that allegedly happened over 20 years ago are not only legally unfounded, they are completely untrue,” said Michael Holtz.
“Unfortunately, over the past few years, Ms. Ruth has been manipulated into making false accusations against Nick, and these accusations have changed repeatedly and substantially over time,” he continued.
At the end of his statement, Holtz was confident that the court would prove that Ruth’s allegations against Nick Carter were untrue.