On Tuesday night, it was revealed that the Backstreet Boys member had obtained a restraining order against his younger sibling, who seems to be having a very public meltdown. In response, Aaron had launched an especially nasty attack on his brother, dredging up rape and abuse allegations against Nick as ammunition.
One of the tweets Aaron posted after he revealed he had been served with the restraining order said, “I have never been accused of rape multiple times. I wasn’t accused of beating Paris Hilton. Who’s VIOLENT?”
Of course, that’s directed at Nick, who denied physically abusing Hilton in 2004 after the socialite was photographed with a fat lip and bruises on her arms. Page Six reported at the time that Hilton told a friend that Carter had hit her. The pair, who were on and off for 10 months, split for good. Carter downplayed any drama in his 2013 book, Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It, saying that they were just a bad match because he was struggling with drug dependency and she “fed my worst impulses as far as partying.”
Hilton hasn’t publicly replied to Aaron’s tweet.
The rape allegations were in the news more recently. As #MeToo unfolded, Melissa Schuman, who was in the girl group Dream, accused him of rape. He denied it. There were no charges against Nick because the statute of limitations has expired.
At the time of Schuman’s allegation, it was also surfaced that he was accused of sexual assault in 2003 by an unidentified minor, who was 15 at the time, but the case was never prosecuted.
Aaron has been using all these allegations in his public fight with his brother. In one tweet, he suggested that the restraining order, which also covers their sister Angel, was retaliation for Aaron siding with Nick’s accusers.
Aaron went on to put a bunch of women on blast, saying they all know the truth and can speak out when they’re ready. In addition to naming Hilton and Schuman, he cited singers Kaya Jones (from the Pussycat Dolls) and Willa Ford, and makeup artist Tanya Jane.
And another tweet, calling on Rose McGowan to help him expose Nick’s “cover up,” mentioned Ashley Repp, who claims she was the unidentified minor from the 2003 police report.
Some more of Aaron’s inflammatory tweets:
Aaron also called for tagged investigative journalist Aphrodite Jones to do an “R. Kelly-type documentary” about the claims against his brother.
He then said the Backstreet Boys are “the only group who totally slid away from the Me Too Movement.”
Nick got the restraining order against Aaron — keeping him 100 feet away — on Tuesday because of Aaron’s “increasingly alarming behavior” and threats he allegedly made against Nick’s pregnant wife. He said he hopes his brother “gets the proper treatment he needs” before anyone gets hurt. He included the hashtags “gun control” and “gun control now,” as Aaron has been bragging about his array of fire arms recently.
Aaron, who was on The Doctors last week, detailing his addiction issues and mental health problems (he has multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and bipolar disorder) said it’s all for naught because he hasn’t seen Nick in four years anyway — and doesn’t want to.
On Monday, Aaron told TMZ that police came to his home the night before to perform a wellness check. He said he let police know he had multiple guns and convinced them that he was OK. He claimed it was the eighth such visit to his home in two weeks.
Aaron filed for his own restraining order last month — against his ex-girlfriend, Lina Valentina. He said she had recently threatened to stab him and had physically abused him during their relationship.
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