Deadline has confirmed that ABC will no longer air A Very Backstreet Holiday after a woman who claims Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter raped her when she was a teenager after one of the group’s concerts announced in she is filing of a lawsuit.
The music special will be replaced by comedy repeats in the 8 PM hour on Dec. 14. Shannon “Shay” Ruth, now 39, contends she was just 17 when Carter took her into his tour bus following a Backstreet Boys concert in Tacoma, Washington in 2001.
She claims the singer gave her what he called “VIP juice” and then sexually assaulted her. “Carter tried to scare me into silence by saying no one would believe me if I told what happened,” Ruth said during a Beverly Hills news conference announcing the lawsuit, which was filed in Nevada. “He was nasty and threatening, saying I was going to jail if I told.
He also said he’d turn people against me because he was Nick Carter and he had the power to wreck my life. “Carter took away my childhood and my innocence, but he cannot and will not take away my strength or my truth.Read more on deadline.com