Nick says Ruth was coached by a father and daughter, Jerome and Melissa Schuman, to make false statements about him as part of an extortion attempt. He also castigates the 3 for trying to take advantage of the #MeToo movement.
Nick points out that Ruth waited years to report her allegations of sexual abuse, and he says an independent investigation did not result in any criminal charges. He says Ruth tried to extort him through civilian lawyers, who dropped his case when faced with cold, hard facts.
And get this – Nick says his late brother, Aaron Carter, was also drawn into the plot. Nick claims Ruth and the Schumans attacked Aaron before his death when he met Nick and was on drugs, exploiting “Aaron’s fragile condition and family stress to credibly cover up their smear campaign, relentlessly and repeatedly using Aaron to try to legitimize their frivolous stories.”
When TMZ called Nick’s attorney, Michael Holtzhe told us: “As our counterclaim sets out in detail, Nick was the target of a long-standing and malicious conspiracy. He never did the outrageous things he was accused of; in fact, he is the victim of a calculated and concerted disinformation campaign aimed at destroying its reputation.”