4.16.2006

Nick Carter is in Hot Water

From Star Magazine:

Backstreet Boys heartthrob Nick Carter, 26, could be in hot water with the authorities, after a young woman complained to police that she was sexually assaulted near midnight on March 27, while she and a female friend were spending the night with Carter and his assistant at the private home of a Carter acquaintance in Key West, Florida.

A Key West newspaper reports that the two women, residents of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, alleged to authorities that they had met Carter through his younger brother Aaron, 18, and claimed that Nick had paid for their trip to Florida. The women returned to Wisconsin on March 28, one day after the alleged assault, and one of the women then complained to local lawmen. The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office are said to be questioning the alleged victim and relaying the information to Key West detectives, who met with local Monroe County prosecutors on April 13 to discuss the investigation.

Carter is denying any wrongdoing. "Any allegation of sexual assault by Mr. Carter is absolutely not true," says Marathon, Fla. lawyer Jay Hershoff, who is representing the singer along with Miami attorney John Sale. "When it is all said and done, there should not be an arrest or an indictment. He [Carter] vehemently denies this." A friend of Carter said the singer, who previously lived in Florida but now makes his home in Los Angeles, had visited Key West after a recent tour.

In July 2004, Carter's name was linked to another abuse claim, when former girlfriend Paris Hilton allegedly told pals that the bruises she was sporting were the result of being hit by her ex. Carter denied the allegations.


Ew. What a scumbag has-been.