A Backstreet Boys Christmas Special that was planned
for airing has been pulled by American TV Network ABC after a woman filed a
lawsuit accusing band member Nick Carter of sexually assaulting her in 2001.

The special, titled A Very Backstreet Holiday, was
scheduled to run on Wednesday, December 14 as part of ABC’s Holiday Specials
2022. Variety reported that the special, filmed in LA this month was removed
from ABC’s list following the allegations and the slot will be replaced by
comedy reruns.

Shannon Ruth, a 39-year-old American woman, sued
Nick Carter on Thursday, December 8, accusing him of raping her on the
Backstreet Boys tour bus in 2001, when she was 17 years old.

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Here is all you need to know about Nick Carter:


Nick Carter was born on January 28, 1980, in
Jamestown, New York. He celebrated his 42nd birthday this year.


Nick Carter is married to Lauren Michelle Kitt, an
American actress, fitness trainer, and YouTuber. She has starred alongside her
husband in the 2016 film Dead 7, which was also written by Carter. In 2013, she
started her Youtube Channel called Kitt Fit. She has also appeared in some of
her husband’s music videos.  

Carter met Lauren in 2008 through his sister Angel Carter
and brother Aaron Carter who were friends with her. After almost five years of
dating, they got married in Santa Barbara, California, in 2014. Carter and Kitt
have three children.

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American singer and songwriter Aaron Carter was the
brother of Nick Carter. Born in 1987, he was seven years younger than his older

He earned fame in the 1990s as a teen pop singer and
established himself among teenage audiences in the early 2000s. He released
his self-titled debut album at the age of nine, selling a million copies
worldwide. He had released six albums, the last one released two days after his death.

On November 5, 2022, Carter passed away at his
residence at the age of 34. His body was found by the housekeeper in his
bathtub. The cause of his death is still unknown.


According to celebritynetworth.com, Nick Carter has
a net worth of $35 million as of 2022.