Who is Shannon Ruth? Sexual Assault Allegation against Nick Carter

Shannon Ruth Biography

Shannon Ruth, a 41-year-old autistic pop fan from Clark County, Nevada, is in the headlines again as her sexual assault case against Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter gains attention. According to litigation documents filed on May 7, Carter claims Ruth’s rape allegations are “factually impossible” and is asking the court to end the litigation as per Fox News Digital.

Who is Shannon Ruth?

Shannon Ruth is an autistic pop fan who also suffers from cerebral palsy. On December 8, 2022, she filed a rape accusation against Nick Carter, claiming that the Backstreet Boys member raped her during a 2001 incident on his tour bus. Shannon, who was 17 at the time of the alleged assault, is currently 42 years old as of 2024.

Shannon Ruth’s Sexual Assault Allegation

In a Facebook Live video, Shannon tearfully shared, “The last 21 years have been filled with pain, confusion, frustration, shame, and self-harm that are a direct result of Nick Carter raping me. Even though I’m autistic and live with cerebral palsy, I believe that nothing has affected me more than what Nick Carter did and said to me.” During this live video, she was accompanied by her attorney.

According to court documents, Shannon was invited to Nick’s tour bus after a concert in Tacoma, Washington, while waiting in an autograph line. The documents state that Nick asked Shannon if she wanted a drink. She asked for apple juice, but Nick allegedly offered her a “red-colored drink” he called “VIP juice,” which tasted wrong. Shannon now believes it was a mix of alcohol and cranberry juice.

Nick then allegedly took her to the bus bathroom and ordered her to perform oral sex on him. Despite her crying, he continued the assault. He then took her to a bed on the bus and continued the assault. After the incident, Nick allegedly threatened her, saying no one would believe her and called her a “r******d little bitch.” The lawsuit claims Shannon, a virgin at the time, contracted HPV from the incident and is seeking monetary damages.

Nick Carter’s Other Accusations

Shannon’s case isn’t the first time Carter has been accused of sexual assault. In 2017, pop girl band member Melissa Schuman also claimed she was raped by the musician. Carter denied the allegation, saying, “Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual.

Shannon Ruth Quick Facts

Fact Detail
Age 41 years in 2024
Medical Condition Autistic, also suffers from cerebral palsy
Sexual Assault Case against Nick Carter First launched on December 8, 2022
When did the incident occur? 2001 in Nick Carter’s tour bus after a concert in Tacoma, Washington

This ongoing case continues to draw significant attention from both the public and the media, highlighting the importance of addressing allegations with due diligence and respect for all parties involved.

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