Abuse lawsuit against Nick Carter
US broadcaster is drawing the first conclusions
The abuse allegations against Nick Carter have their first consequences. A Christmas show by the Backstreet Boys has been cancelled.
After the allegations of rape and abuse against Nick Carter (42) there is now a first consequence: As the online edition of the industry journal “Variety” reports, the US broadcaster ABC is withdrawing the planned broadcast of “A Very Backstreet Holiday”. The Christmas special by the legendary boy band Backstreet Boys starring Nick Carter has been filmed in Los Angeles for the past few weeks, but according to the report it is now completely out of the program.
The documentary was scheduled to air on December 14th. In it, Carter, AJ McLean (44), Kevin Richardson (51), Brian Littrell (47) and Howie Dorough (49) are to present hits from their tenth album “Very Backstreeet Christmas” in a Christmas setting. Celebrity appearances by comedian Seth Rogen (40), actor Rob Riggle (52) and pop singer Meghan Trainor (28) were also planned.
That’s what Nick Carter is accused of
The cancellation appears to be a direct response to the lawsuit filed by a 39-year-old woman. She claims she was born 22 years ago by Nick Carter when she was 17 on a tour bus Back Street Boys to have been subdued with alcohol. Sexual acts then took place in the on-board toilet. So she begged him to stop. After the rape, he threatened her and called her a “retarded little slut”. The autistic woman, who suffers from cerebral palsy, contracted the HP virus through Carter and is now demanding compensation.
Carter’s lawyer Michael Hotz has already responded to the massive allegations with a statement. The claim is not only legally unfounded, but also completely untrue. The plaintiff would have been manipulated for years into making false allegations against Carter. Nobody should be fooled by the fact that it is just a “staged press stunt”: “There is absolutely nothing wrong with this statement, and we have no doubt that the courts will recognize that quickly.”