Aaron Carter Denies Saying That Michael Jackson Gave Him Cocaine
The allegations surfaced earlier this week, reported by Daphne Barak in OK! Magazine. Carter reportedly told the magazine, "Yes, he gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15 ... He gave me cocaine… I admired Michael, but his behavior bothered me a lot. Then my mother called the police."
Now a rep for Carter tells TMZ, "Nothing was said that was reported." He also points to a partial clip of Carter's interview with Barak on YouTube, which shows Carter offering support for the King of Pop.
In the clip, Carter says he saw Jackson drinking occasionally while children were around, but he never saw drug use by anybody. He does acknowledge that things were "weird" and says the singer had opportunities to slip away and take drugs if he wanted. "The time that I spent with him, he was fine. But who knows? He could've been doing something and I didn't have a clue."
"I wanted to express a message to him, if he could hear it -- that I'm gonna protect his legacy," Carter continues in the clip, before sitting down at a piano and performing a song in tribute to Jackson.
A spokesperson for Barak has fired back at Carter's denial, telling TMZ, "Aaron Carter told Daphne Barak in his lengthy interview in Spain that Michael Jackson gave him alcohol and cocaine while he was 15. He also said that Michael invited him to sleep in his room, and when Aaron woke up at 5:00 AM, he found Michael on his bed."
Unless a complete video of the interview turns up, it looks as though observers may be left to decide for themselves whose story to believe.
Watch Aaron Carter's Partial Interview With OK! Magazine