Nick Carter's Dancing With the Stars partner Sharna Burgess took to Twitter to "share a little bit of love and positivity" for the Backstreet Boy after former Dream singer Melissa Schuman accused him of rape.
Schuman shared a story on her blog last month detailing a night in the early 2000s, in which she alleged that Carter, then 22, made unwanted sexual advances and had nonconsensual sex with her during a hangout at his house when she was 18. Carter issued a statement to Billboard regarding the accusations, noting that he's "shocked and saddened" by Schuman's claims and that she never expressed that their interactions were not consensual.
After an article on a fan site cited Schuman's social media actions as reasoning for why her claims are hard to believe, Burgess tweeted about the post and suggested people "know your facts before stating your opinion." As she promised in that tweet, Burgess shared a pair of videos offering support for Carter.