White vehemently denied ever engaging in domestic violence, and accused his ex-wife of lying to get a financial advantage in their divorce.
Melissa Schuman, a former member of the pop group Dream, claimed the singer raped her in 2003.
The singer's first full-length in 15 years is out in February.
A good friend convinced her that the time was right.
Denying the charge, Carter said it's "contrary" to his "nature" to "intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm."
“I’m just taking one minute and one day and one comment at a time.”