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Former teen pop star and Dream singer Melissa Schuman accused Backstreet Boys's Nick Carter of raping her in 2004. Carter and Schuman were both cast members for a 2004 made-for-TV movie The Hollow when 22-year-old Carter invited Schuman, 18 at the time, and her friend to his Santa Monica apartment for a "casual hangout.” “That evening my friend and I arrived to a barely furnished apartment,” she wrote in her personal blog. “No dining room furniture, No living room furniture. Just a TV and a game console which both the guys were playing on.”
They started drinking, and Carter asked her to listen to some of his new music in his office. They started kissing when he put her on the bathroom counter and started to take off her pants. “I told him I didn’t want to go any further,” Schuman wrote. “He didn’t listen.” He took off her pants and performed oral sex on her, she writes. She says she told him to stop, but he didn’t. Then Carter asked her to perform oral sex on him. “I felt scared and trapped,” she wrote. “He was relentless, refusing to take my no’s for an answer.”
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: iTruthSeeker
Hopefully, with women feeling more empowered today than ever they will come to realize that they have more control over the situation than what they have allowed themselves.
I came of age in the 1950s, at the birth of Playboy. It was commonly accepted that women were powerless (despite much evidence to the contrary) to the sexual desires of a male. Part of that frame of the female mind at that eera was that a female must resist and say "NO!" even when their body and deeper thoughts wanted just what the man wanted. So if was a game. Today, the game has changed. Women are aware of their power and it is in full display in girls throwing their panties to stage musicians as a token of what they would do for a minute or two with the great. From there the situation has grown that woman these, especially celebs, will show everything they've got at award shows, on internet photo sites or in person with their bodies and dress. Women are in competition with themselves and all other women. They are so insecure these days that they will stop at nothing to make themselves (by fashion trends) more desirable than the next. We men, being mere men, cannot say stop what women, themselves have set in motion.
Now before you blast this particular view, bear in mind that if women (god forbid) dressed head-to-toe as do nuns, Mennonite, Muslim, etc., women there would be far few attempts to force sex upon them. Strangely, in my day rape meant that the woman literally fought to protect her self values and were smart enough to carefully gauge the situation she allowed herself to be put within. And she didn't wait for ten or twenty years to complain.
originally posted by: HawkeyeNation
We are starting to cross a very slippery slope here of she said he said. Don't get me wrong, I want these sick bastards to be torched. Jeremy Piven was recently accused of sexual harassment but has vehemently denied it. He even took a lie detector test recently which he passed. So either he is telling the truth or is a really good liar. If anything, 10 years from now I don't want to hear about such things. Hopefully this will encourage those to seek help right away.