The release of Aaron Carter’s memoir has been delayed due to criticism from Hilary Duff and the singer’s family
The release date of Aaron Carter’s posthumous unfinished memoir has reportedly been pushed back after criticism from friends and family of the late singer.
Carter was found dead at his home in California on November 5, 2022 at the age of 34.
The book, titled Aaron Carter: An Incomplete Story of an Incomplete Lifewas written by journalist Andy Symonds and is due out November 15th from Ballast Books.
Shortly after the announcement of the release, Hilary Duff criticized the move as a “heartless money robbery”.
That Lizzie McGuire Star and Carter dated for almost two years beginning in 2001 before splitting in 2003.
In a statement to E!On-lineDuff said: “It is truly sad that within a week of Aaron’s death there is a publisher who seems recklessly putting out a book to capitalize on this tragedy without taking the reasonable time or care to verify the validity of his book.” check work.
“It’s disgusting to dilute Aaron’s life story into what appears to be unconfirmed click-bait for profit. In no way do I condone shed some light on what is so obviously an uninformed, heartless money robbery.”
Carter’s management thanked Duff for her testimony and demanded that nothing be released “without the consent of his family, friends and associates.”
page six also reported that Carter had tried to prevent his publisher from publishing the memoir by citing quotes from the star’s publicist.
Now, Ballast Books has reportedly “delayed” the release of Carter’s memoir “out of respect” for the singer’s family.
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Representing Ballast Books and Symonds, attorney Scott Atherton said metro: “Out of respect for the Carter family, my client has decided to delay further publication of the book at this time.
“Mr Carter was not only a celebrity, but a father, brother, son and friend to many who still mourn his death,” he added.
Atherton also reportedly reiterated that Carter wanted his story to be told “with all of its beauty and rawness.”
The Independent has reached out to Ballast Books and a Carter representative for comment.
Shortly after Carter’s death, Ballast Books posted a picture of him with Symonds on his official Instagram page.
The caption, written by Symonds, read: “Aaron Carter was a kind, gentle, talented soul, not without his demons. He was so excited to share his story and we worked many hours on his book. Unfortunately we will never get the chance to finish it. I feel I owe it to him to release the parts that we have completed during more than three years of sporadic work.
“This photo was taken on the day of our first interview, when I spent a good eight hours with him on his couch, talking about everything from childhood fame to Michael Jackson while he smoked non-stop weed.”
“Rest in peace my friend,” he finished.
In an advance copy of the memoir, seen by The New York PostCarter first described staying at home after a birthday party at Michael Jackson’s, only to wake up to find him at the end of his bed.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/aaron-carter-memoir-release-date-b2224060.html The release of Aaron Carter’s memoir has been delayed due to criticism from Hilary Duff and the singer’s family