Michael Jackson's friend Aaron Carter to reveal 'his truth' about the singer in new memoir
Aaron Carter, who had been friends with Jackson since he was a child and came out in the singer's defense following allegations of child abuse levied against him by Wade Robson and James Safechuck, is now poised to share his "own experience" in a new book.
The 31-year-old Carter, who has known Jackson since 2001, had previously slammed both Robson and Safechuck in the wake of the claims they made in 'Leaving Neverland' and questioned their intentions on coming out with the stories of the abuse they suffered only after the singer's death.
Now, seemingly in a change of heart, Carter admitted to TMZ that he may have been a "little aggressive" when he first addressed the accusations surrounding Jackson. "To be honest, after seeing everyone’s story unfold, I was a little aggressive when I talked about it at first," he said.
In a three-minute-long rant back in March, Carter had suggested that Robson's and Safechuck's motivations were insincere. "You're a grown man, and when Michael Jackson was alive, you are backing him, you are up his a**, you are kissing his a**, you are there to testify for him under oath, and then when he dies, you decide that's a good time to come out?" he said. "No, what you're doing is, you're actually stomping on an icon and a legend's grave - you're stomping his grave."
He also questioned why they didn't say anything when Jackson was being tried on multiple counts of child molestation in 2005. "Why not do it when he was alive?" he asked. "Why not do it when he was being accused of all of these molestation charges. Why not do it then and actually indict a perpetrator?"
At the time, Carter had also pointed to his own experiences with Jackson as proof that he was not the person he was made out to be in 'Leaving Neverland' and that the singer was a mentor figure who gave professional advice.
"I remember having the time of my life with Michael, I was about 15 years old," he revealed. "I hung out with Michael Jackson, I stayed at his house, I stayed in his bedroom ... it's hard for me to understand that - how am I supposed to understand that when my own personal experience with him was gentle and beautiful and loving and embracing."
But it appears that Carter has now changed his tune. "I mean, everyone has their own stories and everyone has their own situations so I can’t really take away from that," he told TMZ. "In regards to that situation, I actually have my own experience that happened with Michael, so Imma be talking about that in the future."
While he did not elaborate where he would be detailing his experiences further, it will most probably be in a new book he's penning about his life which is expected to include memories of his time with the 'King of Pop.'
When asked if he had a message for the Jackson estate, he said: "Stay strong. And even if I say something that you don't like, it's my truth and you are going to have to accept it."