If you aren’t feeling infuriated enough over the state of the world, you’d be wise to check out “Mad About the Boys,” a story in the new issue of Vanity Fair that details Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync Svengali Lou Pearlman’s all-around inappropriate behavior as a liar, fraud, philanderer, thief and creepy old dude who gets off touching the young boys he mentors. Among the story’s many allegations is that Lou molested an underage Nick Carter, a story Nick’s own mother stops just short of confirming. In its brutal character assault of an already shady character (Lou’s in jail for extorting around $500 million from various investors), the story comes off as nothing but sound, citing that various sources (many anonymous and ranging from his right-hand men to his next door neighbor’s gardener) have independently confirmed writer Bryan Burrough’s allegations.
But now, Lou has hit back, talking exclusively to Radar Online…
Basically, all Lou does is say “no” to the yeses of Burrough’s sources — he’s not gay, he’s not a molester, Nick Carter’s mother is just trying to get attention, blah blah blah. On a particular allegation from Take 5 member Tim Christofore that details Lou play-fighting with some kids in a bed in only a towel that eventually and conveniently slipped off, Lou counters with: “T.J. [Christofore] is making up this story…He’s just trying to join the lynch party. Besides, I’ve never owned a towel that could wrap all the way around me anyway.” Gross! That visual is, in a word: scarring. If Lou Pearlman wasn’t a molester before, he sure is now. [Radar Online]
Did Lou Pearlman Molest a Backstreet Boy?