The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story
Members of NSYNC and Backstreet Boys appear in new YouTube original documentary The Boy Band Con to discuss Lou Pearlman, the man who defrauded them.
Everyone knows about the tough life that comes with being a young star in the '90s. Every superstar has their own stories of success, and the downfall that would surely come with it. The '90s was known for churning out a shocking amount of young superstars, throwing boy band and girl bands together, and driving the world into a crazy obsession. It sold well.
Now, those who suffered through this vigorous work regime are coming out to speak about their fraudulent manager, Lou Pearlman.
As teenagers, these men, such as Aaron Carter, Lance Bass, AJ McLean, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Ashley Parker Angel, along with Justin Timberlake's mother all trusted Lou Pearlman with their careers, putting their lives into his hand to manage them and bring their career further. There's no doubt he succeeded in making them global superstars, but where the money from all that hard work went had people questioning Pearlman's intentions.
Lou Pearlman was responsible for their worldwide success, but also responsible for one of the largest fraudulent investment scams in American history.
Not only were the boy bands affected, but a deeper look at the case shows a number of investors and regular people who were deceived by Pearlman's criminal activities.
The new documentary tells the story of Lou's life from the perspective of those affected by his scams, along with his childhood friends.
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