It's been a troubling time for Aaron Carter and his family.
Earlier this week, the 31-year-old singer took to social media to inform his followers that his brother, Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, had filed a restraining order against him. As many fans of the celeb brothers will know, Aaron and Nick, 39, have had a history of highs and lows in their relationship over the years, and, according to Aaron, they haven't seen each other in quite some time.
"So my brother just got a a restraining order against me," Aaron tweeted on Sept. 17. "And I was just served lol."
He also added, "Take care @nickcarter we're done for life. I haven't seen him in four years. And I don't intend."
And Aaron's tweets didn't stop there. Since that time, he has shared a series of allegations against his family members. Now, as new information continues to emerge, we're breaking down a timeline of the recent drama involving the Carter family.
Sept. 17, 2019: Aaron takes to Twitter to reveal that Nick has filed a restraining order against him. That same day, Nick shares a statement on social media, explaining his legal actions.
"After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron today," the statement reads. "In light of Aaron's increasingly alarming behavior and his recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child, we were left with no choice but to take away every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family."
Nick's statement also says, "We love our brother and truly hope he gets the proper treatment he needs before any harm comes to himself or anyone else."
But Aaron denies Nick's claims, tweeting, "I am astounded at the accusations being made against me and I do not wish harm to anyone, especially my family."
Sept. 18, 2019: Just 24 hours after Nick's restraining order as filed, E! News obtains the court documents, which shared troubling allegations against Aaron. A statement from Nick included in the court filing alleges that Aaron "exhibited increasingly unstable behaviors" and "recently admitted to having schizophrenia with multiple other mental disorders." The statement also shared claims about an alleged FaceTime conversation between Aaron and Angel, during which Aaron supposedly said he "thinks about killing babies and has thought about killing [Nick's] wife, Lauren."
"I need an injunction because I fear for my safety, the safety of my wife and children, and the safety of my wife's parents," Nick stated in his court filing. "I am afraid he will listen to the voices in his head and cause harm to my family."
Sept. 19, 2019: Aaron takes to Twitter to share claims about his late sister, Leslie, who passed away in 2012. "My sister Leslie suffered from bipolar and took lithium to treat it," Aaron's tweet reads. "She never liked the way it made her feel and when she was off of it she did things that she never meant to do I truly believe that. I was 10 years old...."
He went on to add, "My sister raped me from the age of 10 to 13 years old when she wasn't on her medications."
Aaron also shared claims about being abused by backup dancers in the early days of his career, while also tweeting, "And my brother abused me my whole life."
Sept. 20, 2019: E! News can confirm that Aaron's sister Angel filed a domestic violence restraining order against him in Los Angeles. In the filing, Angel claims that during a phone call on Sept. 5, Aaron "threatened the lives" of Angel, her husband Corey Conrad and 8-month-old daughter Harper, in which he allegedly told them, "I have people that would come and harm you." Additionally, Angel states Aaron has inflicted "substantial emotional distress and fear for family's safety.
On Friday evening, Nick took to Twitter with the following message for his fans: "We just want to thank everyone for all the overwhelming love and support being sent our way. We are happily waiting for this little miracle to arrive."
Sept. 22, 2019: Aaron shares a lengthy statement on Instagram, which reads, "I'm well aware many of you have shown concern for me over the past few weeks. Having people who genuinely care for you is something that should never be taken for granted. For as long as I could remember, I've chased unconditional love and hoped for true stability in my family. I've spent most of my adult life seeking validation from these same people. I started to get a chip on my shoulder when I kept coming up short on something that doesn't cost a thing. LOVE."
The post continued, "All I want is Love. What has transpired recently does not represent my true wants or needs. I've been fighting fire with fire, something I still need to work on. Some have pointed and laughed, but many many more have shown genuine support for what I've been vulnerable enough to share. For the record: I'm okay. I'm simply choosing to no longer be controlled by fear. I don't fear my past. I do not fear the truth. I don't fear anyone but God. I have never had thoughts of causing anyone pain, let alone taking anyone's life."
"It was hurtful to me to read those things because if these people really knew me, they would have never used that as a tactic to control me. What's actually more hurtful though, is knowing how affected my innocent nieces and nephews will be by choices the adults around them have made. With that in mind, I ask everyone to please leave me alone and let the legal system do their thing. Thank you so much for the support."
Sept. 25, 2019: TMZ publishes a video of Aaron, in which he says he knows the restraining orders taken out against him are malicious and questions why Nick filed one when he did. Aaron also says he has upcoming TV opportunities and has been working with a psychiatrist from WE tv and his general practitioner. The star says he "tapered off" of Xanax in the last five days. Regarding his guns, the star says he sold three and surrendered two more to police. The temporary restraining order forbids him from owning or possessing guns. As for if he hopes to get them back, "that's no one's business," according to Carter. "I will prevail," he says.
(This story was originally published on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at 1:42 p.m. PST)