Backstreet Boys singer sued over Florida bar fight
A BOUNCER at a Florida bar has sued Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter for attacking and choking him, labelling the star "nothing more than a backstreet thug".
Skylar Carden, 21, filed the lawsuit on Monday in a court in the Florida Keys, alleging Carter caused "bodily injury, mental anguish, pain and suffering", attorney Mark DiCowden said.
Carter was arrested on Jan 13 after he and a friend were escorted, drunk, by security personnel outside Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West.
The singer was originally shown the door due to his "unruly and disrespectful" behaviour but he then became aggressive, beating and briefly choking Mr Carden, according to the lawsuit.
Carter pleaded not guilty and was released on a US$1,500 (S$2,140) bail.