Nick Carter brings reinforcements to the sexual harassment lawsuit against him…he says he has a dozen witnesses who claim his accuser is full of crap.
According to new legal documents obtained by TMZ, the Backstreet Boys member says he has had 12 people testify that the alleged victim’s version could not possibly be true.
TMZ broke the story… Nick is being sued by a woman named Shannon Ruthwho filed a lawsuit in December, alleging that he sexually assaulted her after a concert in 2001 when she was a minor.
But, Nick says, not so fast … he claims he had 12 witnesses to the concert — fans, security guards and a talent manager — who say the accuser’s story is “virtually impossible.”
Remember… Ruth, who says she’s autistic and has cerebral palsy, claims she was queuing up after the show to get Nick’s autograph when he allegedly invited her back onto his tour bus, dousing her with alcohol and she forced to perform oral sex with him.
But Nick says his dozen witnesses said he was unable to interact with the alleged victim after the concert… They say there was no autograph line and fans weren’t allowed access to the tour bus stage area.
Nick also says that one of Ruth’s close friends at the time testified that Ruth was lying because she’s autistic and has cerebral palsy… and she doesn’t even believe Ruth was at the concert.
In the documents, Nick claims another witness testified that they were on calls where Ruth’s name was mentioned as part of a conspiracy to blackmail Nick … an alleged money robbery in which he was previously mentioned his counterclaim against Ruth.
Bottom line for Nick… he says his accuser is not credible and he has the evidence.