Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter Premiere (ID, Monday May 27, 2024)

Fallen idols Nick and Aaron Carter

Investigation Discovery presents a brand new four-part docuseries, Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter, with the first episode airing on May 27, 2024. The series promises an in-depth exploration of the controversies and complex dynamics surrounding the lives of the famous Carter brothers.

The episode investigates the sexual assault allegations made against Nick Carter, a member of the Backstreet Boys, by three women: Melissa Schuman, Ashley Repp, and Shannon “Shay” Ruth. Schuman, a former member of the girl group Dream, went public with her allegations in 2017, claiming that Carter assaulted her in 2002. Repp and Ruth came forward in 2022, with Ruth taking legal action and filing a lawsuit. Carter has vehemently denied all accusations and has countersued his accusers for defamation.

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Additionally, the series examines the struggles of Aaron Carter, who rose to fame as a singer and TV personality. Aaron battled mental health issues and substance abuse in the years preceding his untimely death in November 2022. Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter explores the rift between the brothers that emerged when Aaron publicly supported Nick’s accusers. The episode includes interviews with a member of the Carter family, as well as Nick’s ex-girlfriend, Kaya Jones, and Aaron’s former fiancée, Melanie Martin.

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Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter not only focuses on the allegations but also highlights on the intense backlash experienced by Nick’s accusers. It offers a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those who speak out against celebrities and the dark side of abrupt rises to fame.

Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter, Episode 1 airs on Monday, May 27, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.

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