Amid the ongoing battle between brothers Nick and Aaron Carter, the younger of the two made yet another shocking claim on social media this week, alleging that his late sister raped him for years when he was a child.
In a series of tweets published Thursday night, Aaron wrote that Leslie Carter, who died of a drug overdose in 2012, suffered from bipolar disorder and raped him “when she wasn’t on her medications,” beginning when he was 10 years old. He also claimed that Nick, who was recently granted a temporary restraining order against him, abused him “[his] whole life.”
“My sister Leslie suffered from bipolar and took lithium to treat it. She never liked the way it made her feel and when she was off of it she did things that she never meant to do I truly believe that. I was 10 years old....” Aaron wrote in one tweet, after alluding in a previous post to something that “runs in the family” that he “never wanted to tell anyone” about.
He continued in another, “My sister raped me from the age of 10 to 13 years old when she wasn’t on her medications and I was absused [sic] not only sexually by her but by my first two back up dancers when I was 8 years old. And my brother absused [sic] me my whole life.”
In another tweet, Aaron seemed to accuse his brother of harboring secrets, writing that it was “his turn to tell the truth” regarding “what he did to one of the girls in [their] family.”
Leslie overdosed in 2012 at the age of 25, according to ABC News. An incident report indicated that she had numerous drugs in her system at the time of death, including those used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, the network reported at the time.
Aaron’s claims of abuse come in the midst of what has been a tumultuous week for the Carter family. Nick, 39, and Aaron, 31, have been increasingly at odds, with Nick announcing on Tuesday that he and Aaron’s twin sister had both taken out a restraining order against Aaron. Nick claimed in the public statement, as well as in the court filing, that Aaron confessed to their sister that he has thoughts about “killing babies” and killing Nick’s wife Lauren Kitt, who is currently pregnant with their second child. Nick wrote in the filing that he fears for the safety of himself and his family due to what he referred to as his brother’s “increasingly unstable behaviors.”
In response, Aaron fired back at his brother in a series of pointed tweets, denying that he would ever harm anyone in his family and writing that he and Nick, whom he said he hadn’t seen in four years, were “done for life.”
“I am astounded at the accusations being made against me and I do not wish harm to anyone, especially my family,” reads one of many tweets the younger Carter brother published in regards to his brother.
Aaron went on to suggest that Nick sought out the order of protection as a way of retaliating against Aaron for having contact with Melissa Schuman, who accused Nick in 2017 of raping her in 2002, when she was a member of the girl group Dream. The case was dismissed last year after prosecutors decided not to pursue charges because the statute of limitations had run out, according to BBC News.
Aaron’s mental health has also been making headlines in recent months, with the singer recently having stated during an appearance on “The Doctors” that he’d been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety, and manic depression. Authorities had also been called to Aaron’s home on Sunday to perform a wellness check, with the intention of placing him under an involuntary psychiatric hold, but they opted not to after deputies and a mental health professional spoke with Aaron, according to one TMZ report.
Aaron has since denied having been diagnosed with mental illnesses, first telling TMZ that he is not bipolar, and also stating in a tweet that he has never been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
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