Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter reportedly sought out a restraining order against his brother Aaron Carter because his younger sibling allegedly admitted to thinking about “killing babies” and Nick’s pregnant wife.
The elder Carter brother issued a statement on Twitter Tuesday announcing that he and their sister Angel Carter were both prompted to seek the order due to Aaron’s alleged “increasingly alarming behavior” and his “recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing [Nick’s] pregnant wife and unborn child.”
Nick expanded on his concerns about Aaron in Las Vegas court documents obtained by E! News, reportedly writing that his brother had “exhibited increasingly unstable behaviors” that have led him to fear for his own safety, as well as that of his loved ones.
Aaron reportedly admitted during a FaceTime call with their sister Angel on Aug. 7 that he “thinks about killing babies and has thought about killing [Nick's] wife, Lauren,” according to a statement included in the filing. Nick claimed that prior to the admission, Aaron revealed to their sister that he’d been diagnosed with various mental illnesses, at which point she asked him if he “[hears] voices” in his head.
“I have thoughts about killing babies. I come up with different scenarios in my head,” Aaron is alleged to have responded, according to court documents obtained by E! News. The 31-year-old singer is alleged to have then admitted that he “thinks about killing” Nick’s wife, Lauren Kitt, who is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child.
Nick’s filing went on to claim that Aaron’s former girlfriend, Lina Valentina, was present during the conversation and remarked to Angel, “Angel, how do you think I feel with him sleeping with a sword next to him?” Aaron is alleged to have responded by telling Valentina to shut up and claiming that she’s “next on [his] list.”
Nick wrote in the filing that he fears his brother’s condition will worsen, according to E! News.
“I need an injunction because I fear for my safety, the safety of my wife and children, and the safety of my wife's parents,” he reportedly wrote. “I am afraid he will listen to the voices in his head and cause harm to my family.”
A judge has since ruled that Aaron keep 100 feet of distance between himself and his brother, as well as his brother’s family, the outlet reports
Aaron has steadfastly denied the accusations against him, writing in one of many tweets on the subject, “I am astounded at the accusations being made against me and I do not wish harm to anyone, especially my family.”
Prior to news of the restraining order, police responded to Aaron’s home on Sunday to perform a welfare check; although they intended to place him under an involuntary psychiatric hold, that ultimately did not happen, according to TMZ. They were also unable to legally confiscate any of the guns he admitted that he keeps loaded throughout his home.
The younger Carter brother also made headlines due to a recent appearance on “The Doctors,” where he revealed that he’d been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety, and manic depression, PEOPLE reports. However, when questioned on the subject by TMZ, Aaron denied he was bipolar, insisted he was mentally stable, and accused "The Doctors" of editing his show appearance (the show's producers deny that claim).
In his court filing, Nick suggested otherwise, alleging that Aaron told their sister during the Aug. 7 FaceTime conversation that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia two years ago, according to TMZ.
Aaron has claimed that his brother filed the restraining order as an act of retaliation against him for being in contact with Melissa Schuman, a member of the now-defunct girl group Dream, who accused Nick in 2017 of raping her during a get-together at his apartment in 2002.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Aaron again pointed to his contact with Schuman has the real reason behind his brother’s recent legal move.
“Why didn’t angel and nick call the cops on me right away verses waiting almost three months if [what they’re] saying is all true? I want to kill my sister in law & nothing?” one tweet reads, in part. He then wrote in a follow-up post, “Who takes their time and after ‘much consideration’ gets a restraining order after I allegedly ‘said’ I wanted to kill a wife & unborn child? Like what?? Wouldn’t you have called the police instead and not wait almost three months THEN do it when I’m talking to [Schuman]?”
Schuman’s case was dismissed last year because the statute of limitations ran out, BBC News reports.
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