ID Announces New Docuseries "Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter"

Premieres Across Two Nights Beginning May 27 on ID & Streaming on Max


Fallen Idols explores the accusations of sexual assault against Nick Carter by three women, while also diving into his brother, Aaron Carter’s, struggles with mental health and substance abuse – and the rift that occurred after Aaron decided to support his brother’s accusers


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24 April 2024 – Today Investigation Discovery, the leading true crime network, announced FALLEN IDOLS: NICK AND AARON CARTER, a four-part docuseries that delves into the lives of Nick and Aaron Carter. From their outsized fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s to their headline-making struggles in recent years, the docuseries pulls back the curtain on the fraught dynamic of the Carter family and the dark side of such an abrupt rise to fame. At its core, FALLEN IDOLS explores the accusations of sexual assault against Nick Carter by three women, while also diving into his brother, Aaron Carter's, struggles with mental health and substance abuse - and the rift that occurred after Aaron decided to support his brother's accusers. FALLEN IDOLS: NICK AND AARON CARTER premieres across two nights on Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28 from 9-11PM ET/PT on ID and streaming on Max.

In 2017, Nick Carter was accused of sexual assault by singer and actress Melissa Schuman, former member of a popular girl group DREAM while Nick Carter and Backstreet Boys were at the height of their fame. In the years following Schuman's decision to come forward, additional accusers, Ashley Repp and Shay Ruth, spoke out with similar accusations. During this period, Aaron Carter decided to support Nick's accusers, while battling addiction and struggling with his own mental health, stoking a very public feud between the two brothers in the lead up to Aaron's tragic death in 2022. FALLEN IDOLS: NICK AND AARON CARTER delves into the accusations against Nick and how those intertwined with the volatile relationship between the two brothers.

Featuring exclusive interviews with Melissa Schuman, Ashley Repp, and Shay Ruth, who offer emotional, powerful insights and perspectives into their allegations against Nick, FALLEN IDOLS: NICK AND AARON CARTER not only offers a deeper understanding around the allegations, but also chronicles the intense backlash Nick's accusers have faced since their decision to speak publicly and the lasting impact that has had on their lives. The docuseries also features first-hand accounts from a member of the Carter family and close family friends, including Nick's ex-girlfriend Kaya Jones and Aaron's former fiancé Melanie Martin, to offer an intimate perspective on how intense fame and the spotlight caused a rift between two brothers. Over four parts, FALLEN IDOLS explores the dark side of fame and fraught family dynamics but also the intense challenges faced by accusers who come forward against celebrities and pop culture icons in today's modern world.

FALLEN IDOLS: NICK AND AARON CARTER is produced for Investigation Discovery by Ish Entertainment.

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April 25, 2024 9:00am ET by Newsdesk  

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