Nick Carter Appears at Jingle Ball Amid Sexual Assault Claims

Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter performs at Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York on December 9, 2022.
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Nick Carter carried out at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York Metropolis on Friday, December 9, with the Backstreet Boys, someday after he denied sexual assault allegations.

The “Everyone” singers carried out at Madison Sq. Backyard as a part of a star-studded vacation lineup. Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Charlie Puth, Demi Lovato and extra took the stage as effectively. Whereas followers at MSG have been have been reportedly welcoming, the CW’s stay stream didn’t function the band amid the information that Carter, 42, is being sued for allegedly raping an underage lady in 2001.

It’s the second time BSB misplaced display screen time amid the allegations. Carter’s and his bandmates — Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough — had been gearing up for the Backstreet Boys’ vacation particular. Selection confirmed that ABC would not air the December 14 program, which was already filmed. They have been set to carry out tracks from their Christmas album and welcomed visitor stars together with Meghan Trainor and Seth Rogen.

Shannon Ruth is suing Carter, 42, for sexual battery and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional misery, claiming that he uncovered himself to her and instructed her to carry out oral intercourse on him “underneath duress.”

Ruth, 39, claims that the boy bander forcibly raped her after a February 2001 live performance in Tacoma, Washington. Ruth, who’s on the autism spectrum and has cerebral palsy, alleged that Carter invited her to hitch him on his tour bus after she waited in line for a post-concert autograph.

The then-17-year-old went on the tour bus, the place the musician provided her a beverage. Ruth accepted the drink and sipped it to “not be impolite,” she stated in her court docket submitting, and Carter allegedly instructed her to carry out oral intercourse. Ruth famous that she was a virgin previous to their encounter and that she examined constructive for a sexually transmitted illness afterward.

Nick Carter Performs at Jingle Ball Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Backstreet Boys members Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson carry out at Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York on December 9, 2022.
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The Florida native — who shares three kids with spouse Lauren Kitt, whom he married in 2014 — denied the allegations in an announcement by way of his lawyer on Thursday.

“This declare about an incident that supposedly passed off greater than 20 years in the past is just not solely legally meritless but in addition fully unfaithful,” Michael Holtz, Carter’s lawyer, advised Us on the time. “Sadly, for a number of years now, Ms. Ruth has been manipulated into making false allegations about Nick — and people allegations have modified repeatedly and materially over time.”

The assertion concluded: “Nobody ought to be fooled by a press stunt orchestrated by an opportunistic lawyer — there’s nothing to this declare by any means, which we’ve got little doubt the courts will shortly notice.”