Former N Sync member Lance Bass has spoken out about alleged instances of sexual assault he and his bandmates suffered during their early career.
Bass was speaking on The Meredith Vieira Show about recent sexual harassment allegations made by actress Ashley Judd when he made the comments.
“This happens to men, too,” Bass said. “When I was 16, 17 years old, there was someone we worked with that was inappropriately touching us. I was even aware at 16 that this guy was a pedophile and he was touching me oddly.”
Although the singer did not refer to the individual by name, he did add: “He’d always grab our arms and feel our muscles and go: ‘Hey boys, you workin’ out? Yeahhhh!'”
When asked if he or his bandmates reported the man’s actions, Bass said: “No. With the guys we would talk about it, joke about it, even though it’s not a joking matter. I didn’t feel victimised at the time because I was very aware of it.”
Meanwhile, members of the Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync are to join forces for a “zombie Western” movie from the makers of Sharknado.
Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter is to write and star in the film, joined by his bandmates Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean, plus ‘NSync’s Joey Fatone. Carter is also considering adding another ’90s boyband star to the cast: Jordan Knight from New Kids On The Block.
Discussing the film, which has been provisionally titled Dead 7, Carter told Rolling Stone: “It’s a zombie Western futuristic horror movie. My character is still being worked out right now, but I’m a good guy that’s going to help save the day.”