Lance Bass Makes Shocking N’Sync Revelation: ‘We Were Preyed On By A Paedophile As Teens’
Lance Bass made a very shocking, and disturbing, revelation last night, claiming that he and his N’Sync bandmates were “preyed on by a paedophile” in the music business when they were starting out in the industry.
The star, who was in the band with Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick, has alleged that when they first formed the hugely successful group back in 1995, they were inappropriately touched by a member of their team.
Discussing actress Ashley Judd’s recent revelation that she was once “sexually harrassed” by an unnamed Hollywood mogul, 36-year-old Lance told The Meredith Vieira Show: “This also happens to men, too. It’s a two-way street. It had happened to me.
“When we started there was someone that we worked with that was inappropriately touching us. I was even aware then, at 16, that this guy was a pedophile and he was touching me oddly, but I didn’t feel victimised at the time because I was very aware of it.”
However, Lance and the rest of the band opted to never tell anybody outside of the group, although they would discuss it all the time - opting to joke about the man’s totally unacceptable behaviour as their way of coping with it.
The star added: “We would kind of joke about it, but it’s not a joking thing, but as a kid, it was just odd.
“I am glad that we were aware of it and we didn’t feel victimised at the time.”
We are glad as well, Lance, and that you have taken the opportunity to speak out about it now.
N’Sync split back in 2002, although the group have remained friends ever since.