Aaron Carter’s unfinished diaries were delayed due to opposition. (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images)
The release of Aaron Carter’s unfinished memoirs was delayed due to criticism from the late singer’s ex-girlfriend, Hilary Duff.
In a press release released Saturday – a week after Carter, 34, was found dead in his home in California – representative from Ballast Books publishing company and author Andy Symonds explained the decision to remove the November 15 release date.
“Aaron Carter wanted his story told,” wrote Scott Atherton, founder of Atherton Galardi Mullen & Reeder PLLC. “And he wanted our client Andy Symonds, a respected journalist and writer, to tell this story with all its beauty and severity. Public attention has recently focused on the small number of interactions in Mr. Carter’s early life. A more important story is about Mr. Carter’s entire life and what people can learn from his career success, his personal struggles, and his tragic death. Out of respect for the Carter family, my client chose to postpone further publishing of the book during this time. Mr. Carter was not only a celebrity but also a father, brother, son and friend to many who still mourn him.
Symonds Aaron Carter: An incomplete story of an incomplete life was drawn from journalist interviews with Carter over the course of three years. That the book was sped up, even though it was incomplete, so shortly after the death of the singer “I Want Candy,” some, including Duff, spoiled.
“It’s really sad that within a week of Aaron’s death, a publisher appeared who seemed to be recklessly stuffing a book to take advantage of this tragedy without taking the time or attention to actually validating his work,” Duff, who dated Carter with 2001 to 2004, said in statement toe! News. “Diluting Aaron’s life story down to what appears to be unverified profit-click-bait is disgusting. I in no way tolerate any shedding light on what is so obvious, uninformed, soulless grasping for money. “
The story goes on
Carter’s management also spoke out against the book’s release.
“In the short few days after our dear friend passed away, we tried to grieve and recycle while dealing with indecently disrespectful and unauthorized releases,” said his E team! News. “It’s a time of mourning and reflection, not soullessly grabbing money and seeking attention.”
Carter’s columnist also said: Sixth page that the publication of the book was “against Aaron’s wishes.”
“Aaron, in the midst of [working on the book]he said, “I don’t want anything to do with it” and stopped, so the fact that the publisher claims it is green is not true, said his columnist, who also reported that the incomplete diary contained explosives and untested. claims regarding his alleged sexual relationship with Duff as a teenager. Carter is said to be too shared the story about waking up from spending the night at a friend of Michael Jackson’s house to find a pop star dressed only in underwear.
In a statement to Yahoo Entertainment last week, Symonds defended the project and Carter’s right to “tell his story.”
“Aaron Carter hired me to help him tell the world his story,” Symonds said after criticizing Duff. “This story, though tragically shortened, was full of good and bad. His life was far from pretty, and understandably some people in the public eye don’t want some of the stories Aaron tells in his book to come out. does not make them any less real or publishable. Aaron had a right – we all did – to tell his story. As a journalist, I am honored that he chose me to help him with this. In addition to being a cleanser for him, Aaron hoped this book would help others deal with addiction and mental illness. I hope and believe it will help.
Atherton confirmed to Yahoo Entertainment that Symonds “no longer intends to publish the book next week,” adding that the author is “working on” undoing any action taken on the distribution channels.