Remember Lou Perlman? He managed boy bands like the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and LFO? The Backstreet Boys were the first band to sue Pearlman because they felt their contract, under which Pearlman collected as both manager and producer, was unfair. Fellow boy band *NSYNC had similar issues with Pearlman and soon followed suit. According to VH1's 100 Most Shocking Rock & Roll Moments, Pearlman and BMG claimed nearly all of the $300 million dollars *NSYNC had made from record, tour, and merchandise sales. This left only $7 million dollars for the five members of the band. Frustrated, *NSYNC attempted to leave RCA and sign with competitor Jive Records, a migration which Pearlman hoped to prevent with legal action. Both BMG and Pearlman's lawsuit and the countersuit filed by *NSYNC were settled out of court. (wikipedia) No Strings Attached (by *NSYNC) was a reference to their split from Lou Perlman. Later on, Aaron Carter sued Perlman filed a lawsuit in 2002 that accused Pearlman and Trans Continental Records of cheating him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars and of racketeering for a deliberate pattern of criminal activity. The suit was later settled out of court. Carter once again took Pearlman to court in 2006; the outcome is unknown (wikipedia) Perlman was arrested in January of this year for defrauding his investors. Now, in this month's Vanity Fair magazine, there's an article about Perlman, exposing him as a pedophile. It's nine pages long, so I won't post the entire thing. But here's a link: http://www.vanityfair.com/fame/features/2007/11/pearlman200711 (The first few pages talk about the rise in his career. The allegations start on page 4.) Can I just say that, although I couldn't put my finger on it, I always thought there was something funny about him? You know, other than the fact that he's greedy?