The Backstreet Boys singer says there's more to the story

By Danielle Anderson
Updated December 01, 2020 10:32 PM
Credit: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

Nick Carter says there’s more to the story of his arrest following an alleged bar fight in Key West on Wednesday night.

“I’m just a guy trying to enjoy some vacation time in Key West. The truth will come out,” the Backstreet Boys singer told reporters in a video posted to TMZ after he was released on Thursday, following a court appearance for a misdemeanor count of battery.

Carter, who is expecting a son with wife Lauren this spring, was booked by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on the misdemeanor battery charge after an incident outside Hog’s Breath Saloon, police documents claim.

The Key West Police Department’s report says Carter, 35, appeared intoxicated when officers arrived at the saloon Wednesday evening. According to the documents, a bartender refused to serve Carter and his pal Michael Papayans and they were asked to leave multiple times.

Witnesses allegedly claimed that once the men were outside the bar, Papayans head-butted an employee and Carter grabbed a bouncer’s throat, the police report states. According to police, the incident was captured by a security camera.