The Case for Melissa Schuman Part 1: Assault
Updated: Oct 3, 2019
This article is dedicated to exploring the accusations made by Silence Breaker Melissa Schuman. I had the honor of e-meeting Melissa Schuman about a week ago and I in no way know her personally. This is in fact a good thing because the purpose here is to provide an impartial assessment of the situation.
It is also relevant I had never heard of the accused in this matter either. My sole interest in Nick Carter relates to the crimes I believe he has committed. Having gone over Melissa’s claims it is my firm conclusion that her claims are wholly truthful.
It is important to understand that these events follow predictable patterns. There are some variances that apply at an individual level, but the underlying dynamics always conform to the same basic considerations. The key is to take all the various indicators for and against and apply them together to the macro consideration or as many like to say, the big picture.
In this case it is helpful to look at the offender first as this provides a useful context when we apply Melissa’s statement to the consideration. Nick Carter is a popular celebrity who forms part of a well-known band. At the time of the allegations on record to date Nick Carter was a very handsome man. Those looks combined with his brooding image would certainly make him popular with his female fans.
In short Nick Carter is a man who could have almost anything he wanted and the power to obtain it. The key word in that is almost. As the Roman Emperors taught us in history, power corrupts. Those who have nearly everything often go on to lust for that which they are denied. It seems evident this has happened in this case.
The evidence to support that is found in the fact that there are multiple victims many of whom all seem to share the characteristics of being highly attractive, young and unobtainable. Nick Carter is a man who would have had a small army of female fans who would have liked nothing more than to be his friend for the evening.
It seems evident that the motive behind the assaults having regard for those facts was simply an innate desire to take what he could not have. Acts of evil always boil down to base motivations.
We must now turn our attention to the victim in this matter Melissa Schuman. We are fortunate in that we have Melissa’s detailed account of events in the pubic forum.
Melissa Schuman is also a highly attractive individual who also had a lot of options as far as potential suitors went. Melissa was clearly a young woman with dreams, and she had made many of her dreams a reality. Melissa also had dreams about how she would enter marriage a virgin, a dream that reflects a core component of her Christian faith.
Melissa was brought up in a loving Christian household, was clearly goal orientated and self-disciplined. It was these components that formed the basis of her success. Melissa was successful, beautiful and standing on the cusp of transitioning into the woman she wanted to be.
There was absolutely no reason for Melissa Schuman to deviate from or ignore the tenets and beliefs that formed the core of who she was as a person. Christians take matters of sex extremely seriously and are extremely resistant to temptation. No matter how much they feel the desire they will not fold to it because to do so would irrevocably alter everything they believe about self and life.
The young Christian woman dreams of a deeply intense ratified union in the eyes of God. To them it is a sacred matter that ties in with their entire moral mindset and their hopes and fears as they relate to the afterlife.
According to Melissa’s account at the time of the assault she was 18 years old, a virgin and committed to her Christian beliefs. Melissa states this was well known and of that there can be no doubt. Young Christian people make no secret of their will in the matter. For one thing the faith requires a vocal recognition of Christ and the other big one is that advertising the fact wards off most of those with incompatible views on life.
This what made Melissa Schuman unobtainable to Nick Carter even if he managed to attract her to him. As far as Melissa was concerned the only man who would succeed in getting her to act on her desires was her future husband for all the reasons outlined above.
We can also see that Melissa is very much a woman who can apply a remarkable focus and discipline in other ways. When Melissa first disclosed publicly, she noted a lack of support.
Circumstances placed Melissa mostly alone in the wider sense against a powerful opposition. This would have defeated the average person. Instead Melissa is acting at the forefront for other victims of Nick Carter. These are the things that tell a lot about a person.
So here we can see the basic state of mind of Melissa Schuman at the time based on her account. This is the key to answering the questions. One must understand what it meant to BE Melissa Schuman not what we think we would do if we were her.
It is simply not tenable that a Christian virgin would turn her back on the core beliefs that underpin her identity in its entirety to become a notch on Nick Carters headboard. In my lifetime I have known exactly one Christian teen to make that kind of decision and she turned her back on the entire faith.
Melissa Schuman’s primary peers would be her fellow Christians and getting up in public to talk about something as intensely personal as the sexual violation suffered in such a conservative group setting is no small act.
Melissa is also a celebrity and would have been well aware that she would face all kinds of abuse when presenting her truth. It is that commitment to the truth that drives a person to endure the kind of abuse Melissa and the other Breakers have suffered.
Melissa Schuman presents as a well balanced and kind individual who is committed and thinks of others. The idea that she would parade a lie such as this in world media in front of her peers and family is frankly ridiculous.
In my article Framed I detail the evidence that shows false accuser Jimmy Bennett for what he is. I make a point there of noting his vague and cliche multiple versions of events. Melissa Schuman on the other hand provides a very detailed description of events and the contrast is stark.
On her blog Melissa Schuman has a published article detailing what happened to her at the hands of Nick Carter. The first thing that stands out to me is that she stated that they kissed. This is a strong indicator of truth. False accusers avoid any statement that they think might detract from their lie. Unless they have really been there a person cannot fabricate the nuances of the sexual assault consideration.
Unmarried Christians are allowed within their faith to kiss having regard of course for appropriate decorum. The rules are very much a Happy Days affair. Kiss as much as you want but good luck getting further than that. It is of no surprise at all that Melissa kissed Nick Carter. It is very much within the norm and the fact it has been disclosed is a demonstration of honesty.
After kissing for a moment, he took my hand and brought me into the bathroom adjacent to his office. He shut the door and we continued to kiss. I asked him what we were doing in there. He didn’t respond and continued to kiss me. He then pick (sic) me up, put me on the bathroom counter and started to unbutton my pants. I told him I didn’t want to go any further.
We see here that Carter has changed the dynamic and Melissa has lodged firstly her query and then her objection. Consent is being denied. Being stripped naked in a bathroom by an acquaintance is a far cry from sex in the marriage bed. The contrast between the acts, having regard for Melissa’s core belief system, is extremely indicative.
He told me, “don’t worry. I won’t tell anybody.”
I told him that’s not why I didn’t want to do it. He took off my pants anyway and then proceeded to perform oral sex on me. I told him to stop, but he didn’t. So I turned off the bathroom light so I wouldn’t see anything. He kept turning the light back on because he told me he wanted to look at me. I remember thinking at that point that maybe after this he will just stop, but he didn’t.
Carter’s statement demonstrates that not only is he aware of Melissa’s views on sexual matters it is also indicative that he was going to rely on Melissa being too ashamed to speak of the event.
We see here that he performed oral sex on Melissa. This is a very intimate act and the thought of it let alone the physical impact of it would be enough to throw just about any virgin into a loop. Add to that the fact that Melissa who woke up that morning a Christian committed to marriage is now suddenly denuded in a bathroom without her consent and it is very clear that is a truckload to process and respond to.
The part of that extract that stands out to me is how Melissa describes how she kept turning the bathroom light off. This is the kind of detail that cannot be faked. What this demonstrates is that Melissa was in a state of physical and psychological overload, but she could not physically escape.
There is no doubt that Melissa would have been in a state of total turmoil. A potent mix of fear, panic and sheer mortification would have been hammering through her on a surging wave of adrenaline. Melissa could not escape physically so she turned to the only response she had left which was to try and hide in the dark. Even this was denied to her.
It is those parts of a disclosure that tell the truth of an event and demonstrate the true horror of these situations. Melissa Schuman entered that building as a confident young woman with an innocent love of life to find herself suddenly reduced to a situation where she was akin to a bird struggling to fly free from the claws of a cat.
Like a bird desperately flapping its wings as its pinned in place Melissa reached for that light switch as her only means to escape even part of her nightmare. Right there is a depiction of desperate primal fear and it is this kind of detail that a false accuser could never ever come up with.
Melissa states that someone knocked on the door, so Carter moved her to another bathroom and asked her to perform oral sex on him. To be clear Melissa did not concede to his demands. Melissa never performed oral sex on Nick Carter. Carter took her hand and placed it on his genitals, again against her will.
We see that Melissa was disgusted by the act and that she was being forced against her will. Carter essentially compelled Melissa to perform a sexual act upon him which is an offense in its own right.
I felt scared and trapped. He was visually and clearly growing very angry and impatient with me. I couldn’t leave. It was evident to me, that i couldn’t leave. He was stronger and much bigger than me, and there was no way I would be able to open that door or have anyone help me. My friend couldn’t help me, I didn’t even know where she was. So when he placed my hand on his penis my thought was the only way to get out was to get him to finish what he had started. That’s where I saw myself, my reflection, watching myself do something that I was sicken by. Watching myself be assaulted, forced to engage in an act against my will.
Again, we see a detailed description of fear, but the standout comment is how Melissa talks of her reflection in the mirror. It is at that point Melissa is reaching an understanding at the primal level that the young woman who walked into that building is gone and this stranger she now sees looking back at her is the face of her future. Again, we see that what cannot be faked.
Same as before his appetite was still not satisfied and now took me to the bedroom. It was late. The apartment was now dark and all you could hear was the remaining music in the living room. He threw me on the bed and climbed on top of me. Again, I told him that I was a virgin and I didn’t want to have sex. I told him that I was saving myself for my future husband. I said it over and over again. He whispered in my ear as to entice me,
“I could be your husband.”
He was relentless, refusing to take my no’s for an answer. He was heavy, too heavy to get out from under him. Then I felt it, he put something inside of me. I asked him what it was and he whispered in my ear once more,
“it’s all me baby.”
It was done. The one thing I had held as a virtue had been ruined. I went limp, turned my head to my left and decided I would just go to sleep now. I wanted to believe it was some sort of nightmare I was dreaming up.
Detail abounds in Melissa’s description of the rape that concluded Carter’s assault on her. The statement depicts a struggle before succumbing to resigned and defeated weariness and concludes with a depiction of psychological desolation and the inability to summon the will to even get up.
Melissa had her dream taken from her in an act of rape and made to feel so worthless that she ceased to care about trying to escape and retreated into sleep instead. Here we see a young woman who was vibrant and full of life reduced to a shell with her love of life dead inside of her. She has surrendered her love of self like the bird that gives up at the last when it realizes there is no escaping those gleeful claws.
The stand out statement here is where Melissa asks him what is inside of her. That is the type of comment made by the defiled innocent. Melissa has no sexual experience whatsoever, was not anticipating sex and was in a state of complete violation.
It brings to mind a case I read about where a young boy was raped and he asked the offender afterwards if he had done something wrong. The innocent's psychological experience is beyond their immediate comprehension of their situation and they reach out for any kind of understanding.
As mentioned, the Melissa Schuman that got up that morning was later stripped in a bathroom, sexually assaulted, taken to another room and compelled to perform a sexual act and finally taken to the bedroom and forcibly raped. Melissa’s statement paints a vivid and compelling picture of fear, disgust and desolation. These are the components that are never present in a false accuser’s statement because they had to have been there to know.
This concludes part one of the Case for Melissa Schuman.
Note: I have updated this article to provide a clearer description of what happened when Melissa was taken to the second room. The original version contained a slight ambiguity and for the purposes of clarity this update has been provided.
Part 2: Aftermath is now available.