Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter is being sued for sexual battery, after an alleged incident with a minor back in 2001 … an incident our Carter sources say is totally false.
According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Shannon Ruth — who says she was 17 at the time of the alleged assault — was invited by Carter to his tour bus after a Backstreet Boys concert in Tacoma, WA while waiting in the autograph line.
The docs say Ruth, who has autism and cerebral palsy, was asked if she wanted a drink … she asked for apple juice, and Carter allegedly told her he had cranberry — giving her a “red-colored drink.”
Ruth says the drink tasted off, and Carter called it “VIP juice” … but drank it to not be rude. She now believes it was a mix of alcohol and cranberry juice.
According to the docs, Carter then brought her to the bus’ bathroom, and ordered her to perform oral sex on him … Ruth claims she was crying during the ordeal, but he kept instructing her.
She then says Carter took her to a bed on the bus and continued to sexually assault her … and after the incident, she allegedly said she’d tell people about what he did, but he threatened to turn others against her — calling her a “r******* little bitch” that no one would believe.