ABC Drops ‘A Very Backstreet Holiday’ Amid Rape Claim
ABC has canceled A Very Backstreet Holiday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the special, scheduled to air on December 14th, was dropped following claims that Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter raped a fan.
In a civil lawsuit filed in Nevada, Shannon “Shay” Ruth alleges that Carter raped heron his tour bus after a concert in Tacoma, Washington in 2001. She was only 17 at the time.
Despite Thursday’s (December 8th) court filing, Carter and the rest of the boy band performed at Jingle Ball in New York City Friday night (December 9th).