Nick Carter, a former member of the ‘90s boy band Backstreet Boys, was arrested on a battery charge on Wednesday in Key West, Fl.
Reports indicate that Carter and Michael Papayans of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. arrived at Hog’s Breath Saloon heavily intoxicated. The men became aggressive when they were refused service by the bartender, and refused to leave despite being asked repeatedly. Papayans then head-butted a bartender, and Carter grabbed a bartender by the throat as he was being escorted out.
After being released from jail, Carter told TMZ that there was more to the arrest than meets the eye, and that the “truth would come out.”
After rising to prominence with the Backstreet Boys in the late ‘90s, Carter has held multiple music and acting gigs. He most recently placed second on “Dancing With The Stars” late last year.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.