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The music mogul signed the boy bands to contracts that favored him.
Bass said Pearlman had *NSYNC flown to Los Angeles for a celebration. But instead of receiving the million dollars he says they deserved, they only received $10,000.
Underwood told "20/20" that although Pearlman did not have a big part of the contract, he had "ownership of our name that he would hold over" the band.
Entertainer Sean Van Der Wilt describes the time Lou Pearlman presented him with “a gold record for a song that was never released,” a ruse he said Pearlman created while performing in Germany.
Jeanne Tanzy Williams, who at one time co-managed the pop group, said the original boys auditioned in Pearlman’s blimp hangar in Kissimmee, Florida.