Aaron Carter Begs Fans For Donations
Troubled pop singer Aaron Carter made desperate pleas Saturday for cash donations while claiming to be broke but owed tens of millions of dollars.
"I don’t have the money that I say I have,” tweeted the 31-year-old, who added that he had to use “misdirection and lie about my finances.”
Carter set up a GoFundMe campaign, hoping to raise $100,000 U.S. in donations “to get myself out of California immediately.”
“I’m begging you and pleading [with] you,” he said in a video message posted to Instagram. "Help me raise $100,000 as soon as I can so I can move to an undisclosed location where I am safe … Please trust what I am saying and please donate the money."
Last month, Carter claimed to have bought private Kaulbach Island, about 70 km from Halifax, for $7 million. “I put $1.5 million down to get away from the drama and make my music,” he tweeted at the time. But, a rep for realtor Mariana Cowan said the property was still for sale. (A home shown in the photo Carter shared on Twitter is not on the island.)
Carter then claimed to have purchased a $629,900 home in Yarmouth in an Instagram post where he is pictured standing in front of the home with local realtor Mike Randall. At the time, Randall declined to comment. The property is currently still on the market.
On his GoFundMe page, Carter explained: “I had to make up misdirections to protect myself. I never had the amount of money that I’ve said I had.”
Carter alleged that he is being stalked by Backstreet Boys fans (his brother Nick Carter’s group) and Scientology followers – and that his family is conspiring against him.
“My family is out to get a conservatorship or set things up to make it look like I have killed myself,” he claimed. “There is a conspiracy that my family wants to take my life to take my money and when I die, they will have all rights to my money and assets. It is a known fact that after a celebrity dies, the industry makes way more money.”
On Friday, though, Carter tweeted that he was going to start a GoFundMe – but claimed it would not be for himself. “It’s to help somebody finish a movie they never made.” He also boasted on Instagram about having just bought $5,000 worth of marijuana.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Carter blamed his financial woes on the music industry, which he accused of “boycotting me from making any money.”
Carter said he will only do interviews with media outlets willing to pay him and said he is willing to appear on TV reality shows.
Carter was a young boy when he had success with his self-titled debut album and follow-up Aaron’s Party (Come Get It). He shot the video for his catchy cover of the 1965 song "I Want Candy" in Toronto nearly 20 years ago.
On episodes of The Doctors that aired in September, Carter revealed that he has been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety and manic depression – and listed six medications he has been prescribed. He also admitted to years of “huffing.”
On social media, Carter has simultaneously called for people to respect his privacy while drumming up publicity for himself by sharing details of personal conflicts and making demonstrably false claims.
Carter’s siblings Angel and Nick filed a restraining order against him in September after he allegedly threatened to kill Nick’s then-pregnant wife. Aaron then went public with claims of physical abuse by Nick and sexual abuse by their late sister Leslie Carter.
In September, Carter tweeted that he was canceling the remainder of his shows this year to focus on his health – but less than 24 hours later he claimed his comment was “misconstrued.”
In October, Carter deluged his social media accounts with lies while in Nova Scotia for a performance at a Halifax club.
He tweeted a photo supposedly from inside Halifax airport in which he is wearing orange sweatpants, and captioned it “they literally got me held up at customs wow. I’ll get out but seriously y’all gotta put me in a f**king orange jail suit and take all my jewelry away … Can’t take my phone though lol.” (Canada Border Services Agency does not put arriving passengers in an “orange jail suit” during screening and it can, in fact, take phones.)
Carter later claimed he was staying “high on a mountain in Halifax in a [Motel 6]” – when, in fact, he was at a Comfort Inn in Yarmouth (there is no Motel 6 in Nova Scotia).
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