After the allegations emerged, Carter revealed he was 'shocked and saddened' by accusations made by Schuman who claimed he raped her nearly 15 years ago.
Carter said in a statement at the time that 'Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual.'He added that he 'was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally.'Dream was signed to Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Bad Boy Records and produced the hit 'He Loves U Not.'Schuman and Carter recorded music together after she alleged he attacked her.
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,' Schuman wrote.
Schuman alleges that Carter then threw her on the bed and climbed on top of her.
'My friend couldn't help me, I didn't even know where she was.
General Carter’s address, at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) comes at a time when the Government has come under severe criticism from politicians and former senior military officers for cutting back on defence spending.
At the same time Russia has been blamed for cyber warfare on the West with claims of the US and European elections, as well as the Brexit referendum being targeted.
She said her first conversation with Carter occurred over the phone while she was filming her This Is Me Remix music video with her group Dream and then boss, P. We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally,” the Backstreet Boy said.
Schuman wrote on her blog that their labels set up the call because they thought the pair should date.
“Our ability to pre-empt or respond to threats will be eroded if we don’t keep up with our adversaries.