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Aaron Carter says Michael Jackson gave him cocaine and alcohol

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Michael Jackson was accused of this in 2004, by Aaron Carter's mother and Aaron denied these allegations, today he said not only did he give him cocaine and alcohol, but he felt "uncomfortable" with Michael Jackson's behaviors towards him.

Jackson gave Aaron Carter cocaine when he was just 15, claims Carter. While Jackson cannot defend these accusations, it is only Carter’s word that this happened, although he would have nothing to gain from making these allegations.

Carter is claiming that at the time his mother called the police to report Michael Jackson for giving him cocaine and alcohol when he was just 15, according to Contact Music. Carter was friends with the late pop star and he admitted that he became really uncomfortable with the way Michael acted with him and when he told his mother, she called the police. The "Crazy Little Party Girl" singer spent a month in rehab this year and he worked on some emotional and spiritual issues during that stay.

The two year anniversary of Jackson's death was just memorialized by his friends and family and why would Carter pick this time for coming clean about the controversial relationship that he shared with Jackson?

In an interview Carter, now 23, says that he never talked about this before. " "I never talked about it... This is the first time. I do ... I miss Michael ... I have spent such incredible times with him. I did things with him that nobody else did ... But I was also troubled about what he did to me." He went on to say , "yes, he gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15."

"He gave me cocaine. I felt weird about that and other stuff ... We spoke afterwards, hours and hours, on the phone. I admired Michael, but his behaviour bothered me a lot. Then my mother called the police..."

Aaron's musical talent runs in his family, he has a famous sibling, Nick Carter, who was in the Backstreet Boys. Aaron is trying to relaunch his career and he is currently working on a new album. The time he spent in rehab will help him succeed with a comeback says his manager Johnny Wright.

Wright reports that "several months ago Aaron came to me to help him return to music and to restart his career. He has been in Orlando working on a new album and perfecting his live show and his physical body. Aaron, understanding the challenges and hard work it would take to get himself back to the top, requested to take some time before we started to heal some emotional and spiritual issues he was dealing with."

In 2004, People Magazine ran an article about Aaron's mother making these allegations and Aaron basically bashed her in the media for saying this. He denied these claims back then.

People wrote, "After Carter's mother Jane told "Access Hollywood" that her son had spent an unsupervised night with Jackson at his Neverland Ranch, and Carter's sister Leslie, 18, implied that drug use may have been involved, Carter told PEOPLE: "I don't do drugs. I didn't do them with Michael Jackson and I don't do them with anyone else."

Read the entire People Magazine interview
Here

This caused major friction in the Carter household, as Aaron adamantly denied this to the media and his mother was fighting to get some justice in this case. With Carter denying this, it soon fell by the wayside. At 15, Carter was probably the typical teen who would stick up for his friends and from the sound in this almost eight year-old interview, Carter really idolized Jackson.

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I think it’s not only tasteless, rude, and just wrong for Carter to speak against someone who is dead. If what he was saying was true, where the hell was he when he was alive? He sure picked a convenient time to go and trash on someone now, and not when they’re alive because he wouldn’t have taken that bull lying down. Instead, if he seems to be perfectly fine with blame other people for his problems, then he shouldn’t of went around blabbing his mouth about how Michael Jackson was ‘one of your friends’ and how ‘he’s this wonderful guy’ and how he ‘cherishes the jacket he gave me’, and then stab him in the back by running around to a magazine telling them he gave you alcohol and cocaine! And that, folks, is apparently the reason Aaron got himself into trouble from the ages of 15-present. What Carter got himself into is not Jackson’s fault. Someone who taught someone how to drive is not responsible for every crash or ticket afterwards, IF (which, is extremely hard to believe. Aaron is a million dollars in debt, by the way.)IF, MJ did give him those drugs. Which by the way, if he did, it’s funny how it wasn’t being brought up on TRIAL, or anywhere, really, if his mother did in fact call the police. These lies honestly make Carter look tacky and pressed as shit. What a hag to ride other people to stay relevant. Please See: Your brother, Hilary Duff, Lindsey Lohan, etc. I can’t even right now with this loser.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This filthy scum is in debt lol. He just needs the money. BTW, he started drugs around 11. Like I am gonna believe this scumbag.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This filthy scum is in debt lol. He just needs the money. BTW, he started drugs around 11. Like I am gonna believe this scumbag.

Submitted by Megan (not verified) on
To Whom This May Concern: On 29 May 2011, 90s pop singer Aaron Carter was filmed for an interview with freelance 'journalist' and friend Daphne Barak for OK! Magazine's 27 June Australian edition. The article and excerpts that have been released have spread rapidly across the media for one reason - it involves Michael Jackson. Mr. Carter’s friendship - and we use that word loosely - with Mr. Jackson is not in question. What is in question are the elements in the interview suggesting that Mr. Jackson would have given Aaron Carter drugs or alcohol, or that he would have acted improperly towards him in any way- something that the Michael Jackson Fan Community strongly disagrees with. Any such claims made by Mr. Carter can be easily debunked simply by referring to his previous consistent assertions. It is well known that Mr. Carter had always spoken highly of Jackson’s positive influence on his life and work, and had unquestionably denied that anything inappropriate had ever occurred between them (see Howard Stern interview: YouTube - Nick and Aaron Carter DEFENDING MICHAEL JACKSON! Michael was NOT A CHILD ABUSER! PART 1 even as recently as 2010. In several past interviews, including his interview with Howard Stern referenced, he claimed that he only spent one night at Neverland, which occured on the occasion of Mr. Jackson's 45th birthday party. On that particular night, Mr. Carter said he slept in the theater with Chris Tucker - he on one side of the theater and Mr. Tucker on the other. Furthermore, Mr. Carter emphasized that he never slept in a bed with Mr. Jackson, nor did he go into Mr. Jackson's room. As a matter of fact, Aaron Carter so steadfastly denied any inappropriate behavior in his friendship with Mr. Jackson, that he was on the witness list for the defense in the 2005 trial. Indeed, after all the years of defending Mr. Jackson, the Fan Community finds it quite puzzling that Mr. Carter would all of a sudden give such an inconsistent interview. Let's not lose sight of the fact that Frank Cascio, who had maintained his friendship with Jackson since his childhood, tweeted in defense of Mr. Jackson on 30 June 2011 as follows: "I knew Michael for over 25 years and NEVER once did he use cocaine or suggest to anyone else to use cocaine. Never!!!!" (Twitter). Mr. Cascio and his family had been visited by Mr. Jackson on a regular basis. Also, Mr. Cascio frequented Neverland and had even traveled with Mr. Jackson from a young age. In addition, Mr. Cascio also attended the party at Neverland to which Mr. Carter refers. In light of the above mentioned and all other undeniable evidence, the Michael Jackson Fan Community is questioning the real motive behind this seeming change of heart and story. The timing of the interview is also extremely suspect. In June, while millions around the world were mourning the passing of Mr. Jackson, some- with even a remote connection to him- seemed to find it an ideal opportunity to promote their book, CD, or project, or to use an acquaintance with Mr. Jackson as an opportunity to get free promotion and make profit. Mr. Carter's current $1,000,000 debt to the IRS cannot be downplayed. Neither can it be ignored that he is currently promoting the impending release of new music as well as a reality show. Aaron Carter’s willingness to jump on the aforementioned bandwagon, although quite disappointing, is not surprising. The slanderous story published by OK! Magazine, surfaced on 15 June prompting some concerned Jackson fans to immediately reach out to Aaron Carter via twitter, only to be rebuffed and ignored by the latter for not less than two weeks. An official and strong statement of denial would have obviously halted this slander in its tracks. Indeed, this is what an honorable person would do in love and respect for a deceased friend and mentor. Unfortunately, the sickening speculation and insinuations have been allowed to linger. As a result, the only person who has been fully damaged in this appalling debacle is Mr. Jackson --an easy target-- who is unfortunately not here to defend himself. Now that this story has been thoroughly reported, Mr. Carter, through his representative, has issued a statement saying that he was misquoted in the article. Yet in still, as the edited excerpts of the interview clearly demonstrated, Mr. Carter skillfully and purposely answered questions in an ambiguous way which has allowed for speculation and has resulted in apparent innuendo. Consequently, the public opinion has been utterly misled. Carter's denial through TMZ on 1 July 2011 is now being widely reported, nevertheless, more needs to be done. Ideally, Mr. Carter must demand a full retraction from OK! Magazine, if it is indeed misrepresenting what he really said. However, as the slander continues to unfold, it is increasingly clear that the Carter camp has seen the benefits of tying his name in a negative way to Mr. Jackson’s and is taking full advantage of the frenzy and (inter)national media coverage. Daphne Barak has also had an extremely dubious past. She is known to have previously "forged" stories. Grace Rwaramba, who had been Jackson's children's nanny for several years, was approached and befriended by Daphne Barak with the sole aim of taking advantage of her in the hopes of finding out information about Michael Jackson. In a story written by Mallika Chopra and published in The Huffington Post on 28 June 2009, Mallika said the following: "I witnessed Daphne act as a friend while trying to bait information from Grace on her conversations with Jackson family members and friends about his death... I found that Daphne indeed had written an article full of quotes by Grace for a tabloid magazine. (A quick search of her other work not surprisingly shows she did a recent feature on Amy Winehouse.) Grace’s quotes are now being picked up by other tabloids and will find their way into more magazines and articles. (People Magazine is also featuring some inaccuracies today, such as the claim that Grace pumped Michael’s stomach on several occasions. For the record, Grace never pumped Michael’s stomach. She has not the slightest idea how she would even do such a thing.)... " (Mallika Chopra: Bloodsuckers and the World of Michael Jackson 'Bloodsuckers and the World of Michael Jackson') Daphne Barak was also at the center of controversy in reference to an inteview with Sanam Bhutto. An article published by SouthAsiaWatch on 24 March 2009 chronicles her faux journalism. It says, "Daphne Barak [...] has been foisting herself upon the famous and noteworthy families of the world for years now. Her living is made by offering "exclusive" interviews, scintillating gossip, and manufacturing rumor and innuendo at every turn. She is often spotted interviewing members of families in crisis, taking advantage of their grief and need for hope, in order to fuel her personal drive for fame, access, and notoriety. Daphne portrays and tarnishes the image of Bhutto by revealing or blatantly manufacturing details that cannot be independently verified about Bhutto's life... any references to Bhutto or Pakistan that she writes should be taken as near-fiction or nothing less than a complete fabrication... In more recent Pakistan news, Daphne Barak has done the nation of Pakistan and its people a grave disservice by manufacturing a news story featuring "statements" from Benazair Bhutto's sister, Sanam, regarding the President of Pakistan, Asif Zardari. While biased journalism may be tolerated in many circles, Daphne Barak crossed the line into complete fiction. Sanam Bhutto, outraged and distressed at the lies attributed to her, vigorously denounced the fiction produced by Daphne Barak, via print and video ." The article also mentions how she "cozied" up to the parents of Amy Winehouse, "feeding off their grief and concern for their daughter" in order to get a story on Amy Winehouse. (Daily Kos: Daphne Barak - A meddling tabloid vulture masquerading as a journalist) Her methods have been consistent: befriending a person for the purpose of interviewing them so that she can then put a spin on said interview. Is this what happened with Aaron Carter? Note her tweet about him on 29 May: daphnebarak Daphne Barak So glad, my friend Aaron Carter is joining me, for a charity gala in Marbella. What a perfect place, to kick off his upcoming record?! 29 May Favorite Retweet Reply This speaks volumes about Ms. Barak's ethics and values as a journalist. It also speaks volumes of the character of both Ms. Barak and Mr. Carter. As far as they and others who have been involved are concerned, they have been able to raise their profiles on the back of Mr. Jackson. Furthermore, it is quite disturbing that we live in a time when our media is blindly willing to copy-paste a story without first verifying its accuracy and veracity. Very few media outlets made mention of Carter's previous denials, not to mention the reputation of the interviewer. Although the slanderous story about this interview originated from OK! Magazine, which is most certainly not known for being a reputable publication, it hasn't taken long for over 150 media outlets to copy-paste the story as fact and run with it. This becomes even more disturbing when this practice is adopted by news outlets that are supposed to report factual stories, such as CBS news, USA Today and CNN. It is frustratingly apparent that facts are not of great concern to the media, which is regrettable. Now that some aspects of the interview have been denied, we can only hope that there will be a more rigorous screening process before stories are aired or published, especially when the source is a tabloid and the author has a questionable reputation (see YouTube - Sanam Bhutto press conference in London). Michael Jackson was defamed and maligned in life. His fans are committed and determined to see that this defamation does not continue in death. Thank you for your time.

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