Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter Rape Case Under Review by District Attorney

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Nick Carter attends the premiere of Gravitas Ventures' "Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of" at  on Jan. 29, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif.

The case was presented by the Santa Monica Police Department on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is reviewing a case of alleged rape against Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, authorities confirmed Thursday to The Hollywood Reporter

The case was presented by the Santa Monica Police Department on Tuesday. 

A police report was filed against Carter in February for alleged sexual assault. 

Authorities would not comment on who filed the complaint but said at the time it was being looked into by that department's criminal investigations unit.

Around the time news broke of the report being filed, singer Melissa Schuman posted a tweet in which it appeared she was the victim. "I'm finally doing what I thought I could no longer do," she tweeted on Feb 7. "I'm filing a police report #timesup #bebrave #bethechange #metoo thank you @RAINN [the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network] for empowering me to take this step."

Months prior, she accused Carter of rape in the early 2000s, when she was 18.

Carter has vehemently denied the accusation.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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