Melissa Schuman has filed a police report, accusing Nick Carter of raping her in 2002.
The singer took to social media to share her decision:
After going public with her accusations against Nick, Melissa said on an episode of The Dr. Oz Show that she forgives him. The 33-year-old stated:
“I forgive you. I don’t want anything from you. I wish you only the best. I don’t want your money. I didn’t do this to hurt you or your family.”
“I did this for me because I needed this healing, and I also came forward because I want to inspire other victims, other people who have been assaulted, to come forward and know that they have a voice.”
She also shed some light on why she did not report the incident at the time:
“I had actually confided in my manager at that time about pressing charges, and I was told that [Carter] had the most powerful litigator in the country and that I didn’t have the money to pay for an attorney to essentially defend me if he were to come after me.”