This morning’s New York Post (via Vanity Fair) has a pretty incredible article about Lou Pearlman, 53, the creator of boy bands such as the Backstreet Boys, O-Town, LFO and *NSYNC. To sum it up, he’s a HUGE pervert, both figuratively and literally. He liked underage boys alot and I mean alot.
He is also a con artist currently awaiting trial in Florida on charges of milking investors out of more than $320 million and Nick Carter out of his innocence. Yes you got it right, he did something to Nick sexually. He was apprehended in June while living in Indonesia where he had assumed a fake name. Pearlman’s former assistant, Steve Mooney, reveals:
“I would absolutely say the guy was a sexual predator. All the talent knew what Lou’s game was. Some guys joked about it. I remember [one singer] asking me, ‘Have you let Lou [fellate] you yet?’ ”
Mooney said he once asked Pearlman, who was known as “Big Poppa,” what it would take for him to get into a band. “I’ll never forget this as long as I live. He leaned back in his chair, in his white terry cloth robe and white underwear, and spread his legs. And then he said, and these were his exact words, ‘You’re a smart boy. Figure it out.’ ” Mooney added that a singer groped by Pearlman told him, “Look, if a guy wants to massage me, and I’m getting a million dollars for it, you just go along with it. It’s the price you got to pay.”
Phoenix Stone, an early member of the Backstreet Boys, tells Vanity Fair Pearlman was “definitely inappropriate” with Nick Carter. Nick’s mom, Jane Carter, wouldn’t get into specifics, but said, “Certain things happened and it almost destroyed our family. I tried to warn everyone. I tried to warn all the mothers . . . I tried to expose him for what he was years ago.”
Having just read this article, somewhere in San Francisco the repressed memories of Lance Bass should now be flooding back to him causing him to uncharacteristically spit. Later in the article it may or may not have mentioned that Pearlman was also Clay Aiken, Boy George, George Michael, and Elton John’s manager.
Lou Pearlman made a name for himself working with boy bands, so we all should have seen this coming. Looks like Justin Timberlake and Nick Carter have something in common other than being in boy bands, exposed pedophile Lou Pearlman being in them. No comment from Justin who is just too busy bringing sexy back. LOL
The things he had to do to get where he is today would make a grown man cry.