Nick Carter's ex-girlfriend ANGI TAYLOR has lashed out at the singer's recent former love Paris Hilton for failing to defend the pop heart-throb against rumours he beat her.

Hotel heiress and reality TV star Hilton caused a media furore last month (JUL04) when she was photographed covered in bruises at various celebrity parties only days after announcing her split from the Backstreet Boy.

This was followed by allegations Hilton had told friends Carter had beaten her, which the singer has vigorously denied.

But Philadelphia radio host Taylor - who dated Carter in 2002 - has told newspaper PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS she is certain the singer didn't lay a finger on the blonde socialite.

Taylor says, "If she was cool at all, she would come forward to the media in his defence.

"She's a vile human being. Famous for being a skank."

Taylor also insists she isn't jealous of their relationship, because she is "crazy in love" with a Chicago radio producer DAVE KAMPEL.

11/08/2004 14:04