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Singer Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys filed a lawsuit in 2001 alleging rape of a 17-year-old girl.

Nick Carter is facing a new lawsuit

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He abused a 17-year-old girl physically and sexually on a Backstreet Boys tour van in 2001.

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In which it is alleged that Carter raped Shannon "Shay" Ruth as well as three other women

Ruth is asking for monetary damages, both punitive and to cover medical expenses needed as a result of the alleged rape

Ruth said the past 21 years have been filled with pain, confusion, frustration, shame and self-harm

he said. "My motivation for filing this lawsuit today is to prevent Nick Carter from assaulting more girls."

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Carter's attorney, Michael Holtz, denied the charges in a statement 

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Nick said this incident 20 years ago is not legally qualified but also completely untrue

The suit also alleges Carter infected Ruth and the three other women with HPV