A Backstreet Boys Christmas special titled ‘A Very Backstreet Holiday’ has been canceled by US TV network ABC following news that a woman is suing singer Nick Carter, alleging that he sexually assaulted her during a 2001 tour He sexually abused her when she was 17 years old.
The event, which was filmed in Los Angeles this month, was to air on the network on December 14 and featured the band as they performed hits from their 10th album A Very Backstreet Christmas, reports mirror.co.uk. Had done
Seth Rogen, Meghan Trainor, Rob Riggle and Nikki Glaser were among those set to appear in the holiday special. The show’s cancellation was confirmed by Variety. It comes after Nick, 42, was accused of raping a teen on a tour bus after a Backstreet Boys concert more than 20 years ago.
Alleged victim Shannon Routh, who claims to have autism and cerebral palsy, said the “I Want It That Way” crooner assaulted her on his tour bus in 2001 when she was 17. She held a press conference with lawyers on Thursday that was livestreamed on Facebook and appeared distraught after reading the allegations.
Now 39, she says that despite being autistic and living with cerebral palsy, the alleged attack has left her with nothing more than a “lasting effect”.
A source close to Nick told TMZ: “This allegation is clearly false, Nick is focused on his family and is grieving the death of his brother.”
His lawyer Michael Holtz described the allegations as ‘completely untrue’.
In a statement to dailymail.com, he said, “This claim about an incident that allegedly happened more than 20 years ago is not only legally untenable, but also completely untrue.”
The victim claims Nick called her a “r***** db***h” before “grabbing” her and leaving “bruises” on her arm which she says were “scare me into silence”. There was an alleged attempt by ,
Explaining why she waited more than 20 years to bring the allegations to light, she claimed she was afraid she would “go to jail” after telling anyone. She says her motivation is to “stop” Nickassault More teens and women” and to “hold Nick Carter accountable”.
Nick Carter is being sued by a woman for sexual battery, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
In the documents, she claimed that Nick offered her a “reddish drink” that she allegedly called “VIP juice” – a drink she believed to be liquor and cranberry juice.
She says Nick ordered the then-teenager to perform oral sex on her as she broke down in tears, according to documents obtained by Page Six.
Legal claim alleges Nick Carter took her to bed on his tour bus before allegedly continuing sex assault His. She claims as a result of the alleged incident, she *contracted’ HPV as a sexually transmitted infection – something for which she is seeking monetary damages, according to the documents.