Following the news that a lawsuit has been filed against Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, by a woman who claims he raped her when she was a teenager on the tour bus after one of the group’s concerts in Tacoma, Washington, back in 2021, Disney will no longer be releasing the “A Very Backstreet Holiday” special, which was due to air on ABC and released on Disney+ on Thursday 14th December 2022. The title has been removed from the official Disney+ lineup for December. ABC will be replacing the special with some comedy repeats.
According to the civil suit filed in Nevada, now-39-year-old Shannon “Shay” Ruth claims that the singer chose her amid a group of autograph seekers to join him on the tour bus, gave her an alcoholic beverage called “VIP juice”, and assaulted her. The lawsuit also alleges that three other anonymous Jane Doe accusers experienced similar assaults by Carter between 2003 and 2006. One of the three unnamed accusers was allegedly underage.
In a statement from the Backstreet Boys member’s attorney Michael Holtz:
“This claim about an incident that supposedly took place more than 20 years ago is not only legally meritless but also entirely untrue”
This festive new special was going to feature GRAMMY Award-winning boy band sensation “The Backstreet Boys” singing songs from their brand-new holiday album along with classic hits and celebrating the most wonderful time of the year. The holiday special is executive produced by Film 45 Live.
Source – Page Six