An expose by Vanity Fair is claiming *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys’ former manager Lou Pearlman, currently in a Florida jail awaiting trial on bank fraud charges, was a pedophile who preyed on the young men he mentored. Steve Mooney, an aspiring singer who was Pearlman’s assistant, said 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, added that Pearlman was “definitely inappropriate” with Nick Carter. Read more.
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