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.”
The pop star said he "started to find boys and girls attractive" as a teen.
“I understand exactly what you’re going through," the Backstreet Boy told a contestant.
"I am heartbroken," wrote Nick in a tweet.
After appearing to paraphrase the band's lyrics in the debate, he's now playing their hit single.