I don’t know how much I buy into the cycle of abuse theory. There probably is a lot of truth to it, but I haven’t examined it closely.

It is interesting to note, however, that very credible evidence exists that Nick Carter was sexually abused for years as a teenager by his promoter Lou Pearlman.

Other boy band singers have made similar allegations against Pearlman, who died just as the revelations were beginning to reach a high tide.

This does not of course excuse Nick of any sort of abusive behavior. But it is tragic to note how it might all have got started.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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