Nick Carter has agreed to a cash settlement with Skylar Carden, the bouncer that accused him of “striking and choking” him.
TMZ reports that the deal falls in the 6-figure range and that Carter will be funding the repayment. Carter was charged with misdemeanor battery in January when he was partying with a friend at a bar in Key West, Florida. This charge will be washed from his record if he completes 25 hours of community service.
“I am human and at times it can be a real struggle to balance a healthy lifestyle. I’m not perfect and for that I am sorry,” the Backstreet Boy tweeted after the incident. “When we fall we have to get up and keep on walking. I hope you stay by my side and continue to walk with me.”
“Even though Nick Carter is a celebrity, he is no different from anyone else when it comes to respecting the rights of others,” said DiCowden in a statement. “Mr. Carden was just doing his job to maintain order and didn’t deserve to be attacked – getting beaten up by patrons is not part of his job description. Carter’s backhanded apology in the form of a tweet was a crude attempt to control public relations and did nothing to address his remorse for the harm he caused Carden. No amount of fame or fortune justifies Carter’s shameful and outrageous conduct. To send him that message and deter his misbehavior in the future, we will seek punitive damages against him as allowed by Florida law.”