Shamed former boyband svengali Lou Pearlman has denied allegations he made inappropriate advances towards his teenage proteges in a new tell-all book exposing his past as a pop impresario.
The music mogul - the mastermind behind successful boybands Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync - is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence after being convicted of fraud earlier this year (08).
And in the new tome, entitled The Hit Charade, author Tyler Gray interviews Pearlman's former charges, including ex-boyband member Tim Christofore, who was just 13-years-old when he was chosen to be part of defunct group Take 5.
He tells Gray, "(Lou) would let us watch porn... Most of his artists knew the deal they had with the devil. It involved them being sex symbols as well as artists. I don't think it extended to actual sex. Just fodder for Lou's fantasies, which satisfied an immature notion of romance that he had."
Christofore also reveals how he once woke to find Pearlman standing at the foot of the bed wearing only a towel, which came off when he dived on the mattress to "wrestle" with the boys.
But Pearlman refuted the claims when interviewed by Gray for the book, saying, "Tim (Christofore) is making up this story. Besides, I've never owned a towel that could wrap all the way around me... I've never been into men. I've been in a great relationship with my girlfriend, Tammie Hilton, for nearly a decade."
And the new allegations have not stopped Pearlman from putting together a new all-male group from behind bars.
According to Gray, the music mogul has been promoting a new boyband called Biteboy while in jail - as he hopes a pardon will be issued for his release.
The book is set to hit shelves on Tuesday (11Nov08).