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Aaron Carter makes assault allegations against brother Nick in response to restraining order

By | Published on Thursday 19 September 2019

Aaron Carter

The ongoing feud between Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and his younger brother, fellow pop music maker Aaron Carter, has escalated considerably in the last 24 hours after it was revealed that the former had secured a restraining order against the latter. The younger Carter hit back at that legal development before making various allegations against his brother on Twitter.

Confirming the news about the restraining order, Nick said in a statement: “After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron”.

He went on: “In light of Aaron’s increasingly alarming behaviour and his recent confessions that he harbours thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child, we were left with no choice but to take every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family. We love our brother and truly hope he gets the proper treatment he needs before any harm comes to himself or anyone else”.

According to TMZ, the alleged violent confessions were made during a FaceTime conversation between Aaron and his sister Angel. In legal papers, Nick also noted that his brother owns six firearms that are “readily available”.

Responding to the restraining order on Twitter, Aaron wrote: “I am astounded at the accusations being made against me and I do not wish to harm anyone, especially my family. All I ask is for my family to leave me alone. This is blood. Not love. I will never be around you and I don’t want to be around you”.

In among a flood of subsequent tweets, he also accused his brother of sexually assaulting various women, in particular referencing the allegations made by Melissa Schuman, a former member of girl group Dream, back in 2017.

Those claims related to an alleged assault that took place in 2002. Nick denied the allegations and, when Schuman subsequently filed a formal complaint, LAPD declined to press charges because of the statute of limitations.

It remains to be seen if Nick feels the need to respond to his brother’s most recent remarks.