Reduce Carter has filed a countersuit in opposition to two ladies who have accused him of rape.
Shannon Ruth filed a lawsuit in opposition to the Backstreet Boys singer in December whereby she accused him of raping her on his tour bus after a concert in 2001 when she used to be handiest 17 years primitive.
Her honest action used to be filed merely over four years after Melissa Schuman Henschel, a dilapidated member of the pop community Dream, accused Carter of sexually assaulting her in 2003 when she used to be 18 years primitive.
Carter filed a countersuit in Nevada on Thursday in opposition to Ruth, Schuman and her father Jerome Schuman, amongst assorted defendants.
In his countersuit, the singer claimed he’s the sufferer of a “five-yr conspiracy” orchestrated by the parents “to harass, defame and extort” him, with Ruth allegedly being manipulated into submitting her lawsuit by the Schumans.
“Ruth used to be a weak and highly impressionable particular person, craving attention and fervent to compare in,” the lawsuit reads, experiences Billboard. “Schuman and Jerome groomed and coached Ruth, coaxing her to inflate her preliminary verbalize of being abused by the hands of a Third-birthday celebration, to being bodily abused on the particular hands of Carter, and, at final, to being sexually assaulted by Carter.”
The 43-yr-primitive’s lawyers accused the co-defendants of defaming their client by calling him “a rapist” and an “abuser” on social media and on a podcast.
As soon as more denying the claims, Carter acknowledged no autograph signing took roar outside of his tour bus on the night in demand in Ruth’s allegation. He additionally insisted that he and Schuman had consensual intercourse.
Carter is on the lookout for at least $2.35 million (£1.9 million) in damages to catch up on the job alternatives he’s lost on myth of the claims.
Ruth’s legal legit Mike Boskovich answered to the countersuit in an announcement to Billboard, which reads, “Why might perhaps perhaps perchance also merely silent Reduce Carter be believed along with his long history of abusing females. A jury will weigh the evidence and technique to a resolution.”