Lance Bass talks NSYNC sexual harassment in early days of band
Lance Bass appeared on The Meredith Viera Show Wednesday, and revealed that he was “inappropriately” touched in his early days as a member of *NSYNC.
“When I was 16, 17 years old, when we started, there was someone that we worked with that was inappropriately touching us,” Bass said. “And I was even aware then, at 16, that this guy was a pedophile and he was touching me oddly.”
Bass and the other hosts were discussing Ashley Judd’s recent allegations that a studio executive sexually harassed her when Bass said, “It happens to men, too… It’s a two-way street.”
When a host asked if he said anything, Bass says no, but that he and his bandmates would talk about it. “We would kind of joke about it,” he said. “But it’s not a joking thing. But as a kid, I don’t know, it was odd. But I was glad we were aware of it and we didn’t feel victimized at the time.”
Watch the full clip below.