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Nick Carter Returns to the Stage With Backstreet Boys After Denying Sexual Battery Allegation – E! Online

Content warning: This story discusses sexual assault.

Nick Carter has returned to the stage a day after being accused of raping a teen greater than 20 years in the past.

The 42-year-old carried out together with his pop group Backstreet Boys at Z100’s 2022 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York City Dec. 9, at some point after Shannon “Shay” Ruth, a 39-year-old lady with autism and cerebral palsy, filed a sexual battery lawsuit in opposition to the singer in Nevada. No legal costs have been filed.

Nick, who denies the allegations, was all smiles as he took the stage on the Jingle Ball live performance, performing together with his bandmates hits from the group equivalent to “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” “I Want It That Way” and “As Long as You Love Me.” Backstreet Boys additionally sang a canopy of Wham!‘s 1984 track “Last Christmas,” which is featured on their new vacation album A Very Backstreet Christmas.

In her lawsuit, Ruth accuses Carter of raping her in 2001, when she was 17 years previous, on Backstreet Boys’ tour bus following a live performance in Tacoma, Washington. She additionally states that she was a virgin earlier than her encounter with the singer and that she contracted HPV after the incident.

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