Nick Carter has been accused by two women (Picture: Getty)
Nick Carter has said a dozen witnesses can back him up against the allegations of sexual assault he faces.
The Backstreet Boys star, 43, is facing charges of sexual battery, including against a woman named Shannon Ruth, who claims he sexually assaulted her in 2001 when she was 17 following a concert.
It’s thought that Ruth claimed Carter invited her to his tour bus after and asked if she wanted a drink.
The musician is accused of then handing her a ‘red coloured drink’ that he branded ‘VIP juice’, which she believes contained a mix of cranberry juice and alcohol.
Ruth, who is autistic and has cerebral palsy, reportedly states in her lawsuit that she contracted HPV, and is seeking damages for an unknown amount.
Musician Melissa Schuman, a former performer with pop group Dream, also accused him of rape in 2017.
The Backstreet Boys star denies any wrongdoing (Picture: Tim Roney/Getty Images)
Carter has denied all the accusations against him, and recently filed a countersuit against the pair.
He’s also said that the charges he faces are ‘factually impossible’.
According to new legal documents, obtained by TMZ, reportedly says he has 12 people who have testified that the alleged victim’s version of events can’t possibly be true.
He says the witnesses were present at the show, including fans, security personnel and a talent manager.
The star has maintained it was not possible for him to have interacted with Ruth after the gig, since she claims she was waiting in line to meet him.
The pop star says 12 witnesses have his back (Picture: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Now he’s said that there was no autograph line, and fans had no access to the tour bus staging area.
Carter also claimed that one of Ruth’s close friends at the time testified Ruth is lying about being autistic and suffering from cerebral palsy, and she doesn’t even believe Ruth was at the concert.
In the docs, the I Want It That Way hitmaker also said another witness testified they were on calls where Ruth’s name was brought up as part of a plot to extort Nick in an alleged money grab.
Recently, according to documents obtained by People Magazine, Carter claimed that both women accusing him had launched a conspiracy to ‘defame and vilify him’ in part due to garner ‘attention’ or cash.
He has branded the allegations ‘factually impossible’ (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)
The Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) singer labelled the women as ‘opportunist’ and accused them of taking advantage of the #MeToo movement to extort money from him.
He claimed Ruth and Schuman intended to ‘destroy innocent lives’ with their accusations and says he has lost more than £2.3million since the lawsuit was filed by Ruth in December last year.
Carter’s lawyer Michael Holtz previously said about Ruth: ‘Unfortunately, for several years now, Ms. Ruth has been manipulated into making false allegations about Nick – and those allegations have changed repeatedly and materially over time.
‘No one should be fooled by a press stunt orchestrated by an opportunistic lawyer – there is nothing to this claim whatsoever, which we have no doubt the courts will quickly realise.’
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