Aaron Carter May Be One of Many Kids Michael Jackson Hurt

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For anyone who's maintained that Michael Jackson had only innocent intentions with those child stars he used to hang out with, Aaron Carter seems to have just blown that happy little theory out of the water. Carter says that while he misses the late pop star, he's troubled about what Jackson did to him—which included giving him drugs when he was just 15 years old.

The 23-year-old, who is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter, told Australia's OK! magazine that he "spent such incredible times" with Jackson when he was a young teenager, but that the friendship eventually became uncomfortable.

He gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15. As for drugs? 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 behavior bothered me a lot.

Even more disturbing is Carter's comment that he "did things with (Jackson) that nobody else did." I mean, maybe he's talking about playing bridge, but ... well, creepy, right?

It's also disturbing to think about what kind of long-lasting effects Jackson may have had on the children he spent time with. Carter has certainly had his share of troubles over the years, including being arrested in 2008 for investigation of marijuana possession, and entering a treatment facility this past January for "emotional and spiritual issues."


Macaulay Culkin was another young star that Jackson become close with around the time of that first Home Alone movie. I mean, the kid was what, 10 years old at the time? Yet somehow his parents allowed him to repeatedly stay at Jackson's Neverland Ranch and even go on vacation with Jackson to places like Bermuda and Disney World. In 2005, Jackson's former cook testified that he had seen Jackson groping Culkin—around the time Jackson was accused of plying a 13-year-old with wine as a prelude to sexually fondling him.


Culkin has also dealt with drug issues in his later years: in 2004 he was charged with marijuana possession and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.


We only know what's happened with Carter and Culkin because they're still in the public eye—what about all the other kids Jackson glommed onto back in the day? How many of them are working through problems of their own now, whether as a result of being exposed to drugs and alcohol at a young age, or because of something even more unsavory?


No way to know for sure, I guess, but it sure complicates the King of Pop's legacy. If Carter's statements are true, I have no idea how anyone can continue to defend Michael Jackson for the way he behaved when he was still alive.


What do you think about this confession from Carter? Do you believe him?



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nonmember avatar claire

Yet Aaron Carter claims his mother actually made a phone call to the police, DURING MJ's criminal investigation . . . and what? The police totally ignored this? (It's never even mentioned in MJ's FBI files -- and they examined anything and EVERYTHING.)

I'm calling BS. Aaron Carter is a friggin' meth head who is over a million dollars in debt to the IRS, needs the cash (OK Magazine pays for their ~breaking news~), and wants attention for his new album. End of story right there.

The author of the OK Magazine article (Daphne B.) is a known liar, too. She's the one who originated the "MJ's nanny pumped his stomach for drugs" story . . . which MJ's nanny then publicly stated was total BS. Not credible in the slightest.

nonmember avatar robert

No. Carter was already smoking pot by age 11 (you could tell by some of the photos in the teeny bopper magazines...he looked STONED and his eyes were bloodshot) and now he's a has-been whose body is strikingly that of a meth user's body. He wants attention now because Bieber took over his crown as King of the Teen D-bags

nonmember avatar claire

Um, the author of this article apparently has not done ANY research.

Aaron Cartor started his drug addiction when he was 11.

Melania Di Clemente

TABLOID JUNKIE!!!!!! LET MJ REST IN PEACE BLOODSUCKERS!

nonmember avatar claire

What a lying fool. 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.

Briana Mitchell

how can you make such statements, Maculey's culkin's issues have nothing to dow ith michael, they remained close firends he is even the godfather to michael's kids. Aaron carter is a known liar and liars lie. He has had issues with drugs since he was a kids and is looking for anyone to blame, he defended michael when he was alive and now he wants to ssay this, i don't believe him.

nonmember avatar sheeshee

The FBI, Santa Barbara PD, and the DFCS all conducted years-long investigations into Michael Jackson . . . they traveled to different countries to interview people, they followed the origins of every tabloid claim, they interviewed everyone who had ever come within 10 feet of Michael Jackson, especially any minors (and that includes Aaron Carter).

All three -- the police, FBI, and DFCS -- said that there was never any evidence against MJ, no wrong-doing to report, etc.

Yet Aaron Carter claims his mother actually made a phone call to the police, DURING MJ's criminal investigation . . . yet his and her claims were ignored or something? What?

I'm calling BS. Aaron Carter is a friggin' meth head who is over a million dollars in debt, needs the cash (OK Magazine pays for their ~breaking news~), and wants attention for his new album.

The author of the OK Magazine article (Daphne B.) is a known liar, too. She's the one who originated the "MJ's nanny pumped his stomach for drugs" story . . . which MJ's nanny then publicly stated was total BS. Not credible in the slightest.

Kimberley Scarano Lucchese

"Keep Calm and Keep the Faith" over a photo of MJ is your profile picture and you resort to the written version of screamed name-calling and you expect to be taken seriously?


The saying goes that "where there's smoke, there's fire" and there has been so much "smoke" around this particular part of Michael Jackson's life that it's impossible to imagine that none of it is true.  However, he was, evidently, such a sweet, gentle person and his talent and legacy so large, as well as his pocketbook, that the allegations have simply never stuck and now he's gone and it will all remain an awful blot on his reputation.


Do I think MJ did inappropriate things of all kinds with children.  Absolutely, I do, and it sickens me that he was never punished for it.  HOWEVER.  His life was such that I don't know that he ever, emotionally, got much further in age than the kids he surrounded himself with.  Not that it's an excuse, but, possibly, a reason.


Children scarred by abuse lie.  And children scarred by abuse often stand by their abusers no matter what.  Perhaps that explains Aaron Carter and Macaulay Culkin and the scores of others that have all but proven that these allegations are true?

nonmember avatar Chris

I like how you take Carter's word when he suggests things that happened, but when it comes to Culkin, you accept some random cook's word over what Culkin himself says. You immediately lose all credibility by showing you're not the slightest bit impartial.

Lulu_B Lulu_B

There was definitely somthing very wrong with Michael Jackson. He was a great artist, and did some great things in his lifetime, but, come on, no one can look at him and say that he was normal.

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