Aaron Carter memoir delayed amid Hilary Duff criticism

A ebook writer has delayed the discharge of Aaron Carter’s posthumous memoir amid pushback from the late musician’s publicist and his ex-girlfriend, Hilary Duff.

An lawyer representing imprint Ballast Books and memoir creator Andy Symonds introduced Saturday that his shoppers had determined “out of respect for the Carter family” to indefinitely postpone the publication of “Aaron Carter: An Incomplete Story of an Incomplete Life.” The ebook was beforehand scheduled to be launched Nov. 15.

Carter, a singer and rapper identified for hits equivalent to “I Want Candy” and “Aaron’s Party,” was discovered useless final week at his dwelling in Lancaster. He was 34.

“Aaron Carter wanted his story told. And he wanted our client, Andy Symonds, a well-respected journalist and author, to tell that story with all its beauty and rawness,” lawyer Scott Atherton stated in an announcement offered to the Los Angeles Instances.

“Public attention has recently focused on a small number of interactions during Mr. Carter’s early years. The more important story is about Mr. Carter’s life as a whole and what people can learn from his professional success, his personal struggles, and his tragic passing. … Mr. Carter was not just a celebrity, but he was also a father, a brother, a son, and a friend to many who are still grieving for him.”

Ballast Books’ determination comes days after Duff accused the writer by way of the Each day Mail of “recklessly pushing a book out to capitalize on this tragedy without taking appropriate time or care to fact check the validity of his work.” The “How I Met Your Father” actor and Carter dated once they had been each youngster stars within the early 2000s.

An excerpt from the tell-all memoir obtained not too long ago by the New York Submit claims that the “Lizzie McGuire” alum and the “I’m All About You” artist misplaced their virginities to one another at a lodge in Los Angeles once they had been about 13.

“To water down Aaron’s life story to what seems to be unverified click-bait for profit is disgusting,” Duff informed the Each day Mail. “In no way do I condone shedding any light on what is so obviously an uninformed, heartless, money grab.”

Carter’s publicist additionally informed Web page Six on Friday that the vocalist didn’t need the “unauthorized” memoir to be revealed.

“Aaron, in the midst of [working on the book], said, ‘I want nothing to do with this’ and stopped, so the fact that the publisher is saying it’s green-lit, it’s not,” his rep stated. “That’s against Aaron’s wishes.”

Authorities are nonetheless attempting to find out how Carter died after the Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace carried out an post-mortem and deferred declaring a explanation for demise pending chemical checks. On Sunday, TMZ reported that the State of California will determine who inherits Carter’s property after he reportedly died with no will.

“For Aaron — I’m deeply sorry that life was so hard for you and that you had to struggle in-front of the whole world,” Duff, 35, wrote final week in an announcement posted on Instagram. “You had a charm that was absolutely effervescent… boy did my teenage self love you deeply.”