Jailed boy-band maestro Lou Pearlman is speaking out about Vanity Fair‘s allegations that he was interested in his charges for reasons other than their voices. In a from-the-slammer chat with Radar, Pearlman said that he had “a normal friendship with no inappropriate activity” with all of his artists, that he didn’t give his boys aura-strengthening massages, and that the accusations that he wrestled kids while wearing only a towel are, in fact, physically impossible:
“T.J. [Christofore] is making up this story. He sued me in child labor court and lost. If what he says is true, you would think he would have brought it up to help his case. The fact that he never mentioned this in court should tell you where he’s coming from. He’s just trying to join the lynch party. Besides, I’ve never owned a towel that could wrap all the way around me anyway.”
And here I thought that Pearlman was so rich at the height of his powers that he could have custom-ordered linens. Guess money can’t buy anything!