Aaron Carter Says Michael Jackson Gave Him Cocaine When He Was 15
Singer Aaron Carter has reportedly dropped a bombshell in an Australian magazine, claiming that Michael Jackson gave him wine and offered him cocaine when Carter was 15 years old.
The explosive allegations appear in an interview with Ok! Magazine and were reported by Digital Spy. Carter, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, became a child star at age 10 with the release of his first album in 1998 and spent time at Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
The now 23-year-old Carter said he still misses his friendship with Michael but was disturbed by some of the things the King of Pop did.
Carter allegedly told the magazine, "Yes, he gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15." He continued, "He gave me cocaine. I felt weird about that and other stuff ... I admired Michael, but his behavior bothered me a lot. Then my mother called the police."
If true, the allegations could seriously damage many fans' perception that Jackson's interactions with kids were entirely innocent. On the other hand, skeptics will wonder why Carter waited until now to go public with such serious information.
Carter once vigorously defended Michael on Howard Stern's radio show, even when Stern asked point-blank whether Jackson had given Carter wine, so you can bet the media will be banging down Carter's door to get further clarification on these allegations.
UPDATE: A representative for Aaron Carter released a statement saying that these allegations are completely false, and that "nothing was said that was reported."
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