Melissa explains the alleged incidents in detail, explaining that she went to Nick’s apartment with a friend, while they were working on a TV movie together, at the age of 18.
Once there, she says he took her into a bathroom and assaulted her. Explaining why she never said anything at the time, Melissa writes: “I didn’t want to even admit what happened was real to myself.
“Over the next few weeks I withdrew further and further from my friends and family and they noticed. I still didn’t tell anyone.”
Nick has now issued a statement denying that the events took place. In a statement issued to CNN, he said: “Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual.
“We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally.
“This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm.”
Melissa also mentions the track they performed together, stating that he joined her for a showcase at a record label.
She writes: “I never did another showcase again after that and I quickly lost interest in pursuing a career as a recording artist.”