ABC will not air its deliberate Backstreet Boys vacation particular this month, The Hollywood Reporter has realized.
A Very Backstreet Vacation was scheduled for Dec. 14 however has been pulled from the community’s schedule, and comedy reruns will air as a replacement. The particular was set to function the boy band singing tunes from its vacation album of the identical title that was launched in October.
The choice to drag the particular follows a lawsuit filed Thursday alleging that Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter raped a 17-year-old fan on his tour bus after a 2001 live performance in Tacoma, Washington. In response to the civil swimsuit filed in Nevada, now-39-year-old Shannon “Shay” Ruth claims that the singer selected her amid a gaggle of autograph seekers to hitch him on the tour bus, gave her an alcoholic beverage known as “VIP juice” and assaulted her.
The lawsuit alleges that three different nameless Jane Doe accusers skilled comparable assaults by Carter between 2003 and 2006. One of many three unnamed accusers was allegedly underage.
In a press release shared with Web page Six, Carter’s lawyer Michael Holtz known as the allegations “not solely legally meritless but in addition totally unfaithful.”
These aren’t the primary accusations leveled towards the pop singer. In 2017, Melissa Schuman, a former member of singing group Dream, publicly accused him of sexually assaulting her in 2003 when she was 18 years previous. On the time, Carter denied the allegations by saying Schuman hadn’t beforehand expressed to him that “something we did was not consensual.”
Prosecutors investigated Schuman’s claims and declined to convey legal costs towards the star, citing the statute of limitations having expired.