LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Los Angeles prosecutors mentioned on Tuesday (Sept 11) they might not cost Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter over a 2003 sexual assault accusation as a result of it fell outdoors the California statute of limitations.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s workplace mentioned it had reviewed the accusation by a girl who was 18 years previous on the time, however mentioned the statute of limitations had expired in 2013.
“An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence is not warranted, and the matter is declined,” prosecutors mentioned in a cost analysis worksheet launched to the media.
They gave no particulars of the case, however Carter final yr denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years in the past.
An legal professional for Carter, whose band is presently taking part in a long-term engagement in Las Vegas, mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday that the singer was “happy to put the matter behind him.”
“Nick has denied these allegations ever since he first learned of them last year,” legal professional Michael Holtz mentioned within the assertion.
The Backstreet Boys have been one of many largest boy bands of the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits like Quit Playing Games With My Heart.
Accusations of sexual misconduct, impressed by the #MeToo social media motion, have pressured a number of celebrities, politicians and businessmen to step down or be fired previously yr.