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Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter Sex Assault Case Reviewed

US prosecutors are reviewing a sexual assault case involving Backstreet Boys' singer Nick Carter, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office says.

Former girl group singer Melissa Schuman filed a police report against Carter in February this year, claiming the star had pushed her into a bathroom and forced her to perform oral sex on her, subsequently raping her.

The Los Angeles County DA's office has confirmed that it is reviewing the case, six months after the police report was filed. 

The Backstreet Boys were one of the biggest boy bands of the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits like "Quit Playing Games With My Heart." Carter and the band are now playing a long-term engagement in Las Vegas.

Multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against male actors, filmmakers and agents have roiled Hollywood since October 2017, leading to major players being fired, forced to step down, or dropped from creative projects.

In the United States, the scandal has engulfed men in politics, business and the workplace, inspiring a widespread #MeToo social media movement.

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