74ºF

Bouncer sues Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter after Key West bar altercation

Skylar Carden claims pop star punched him at Hog's Breath Saloon

KEY WEST, Fla. – An employee of a Key West bar is suing Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter over an altercation that resulted in Carter's arrest.

Skylar Carden is accusing Carter of battery in the lawsuit filed Monday.

Carden claims Carter struck and punched him earlier this month at the Hog's Breath Saloon, where Carden works as a bouncer.

The lawsuit said Carter and a friend were escorted out of the bar because of unruly behavior and Carden told them not to return.

Carter was arrested and released on bail. He has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge.

"You know, I'm just a guy trying to enjoy some vacation time down here in Key West," Carter told Local 10 News as he was leaving jail.

A judge ordered Carter not to return to the bar.

Carden's attorney, Mark DiCowden, said a jury will decide the amount of damages in the lawsuit.