AJ McLean: ‘Nick Carter is innocent’
Some time ago, we told you Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter had been accused of rape by former Dream singer Melissa Schuman, who confessed what happened in 2002 in a statement released on socials. Now his bandmate AJ McLean has offered his support to Nick, insisting it’s not in his nature to take advantage of a woman.
Schuman revealed that Carter performed oral sex on her, despite her refusals, and forced her to perform it on him, but the singer has always insisted the sex was consensual and said to be “shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations”.
On Monday (Dec. 4), Nick’s Dancing With the Stars partner Sharna Burgess came out in support of the pop star, calling him “respectful” and “sweet”, and now also Nick’s bandmate AJ has spoken out on behalf of the singer, saying to TMZ: “I totally support my brother. He’s a gentleman and a scholar… I think he’s innocent and I love him.”
McLean quickly pointed out he supports the brave women coming forward with sexual assault and harassment claims, but insists Schuman may be mistaken: “It’s not in his nature. He’s not that kind of person, and I’ve known him since he was 12 years old.” he added.