Publisher delays release of Aaron Carter’s unfinished memoir after backlash from Hilary Duff and star’s publisher

A publishing company delayed the immediate release of the book Aaron Carterhis unfinished memoir, following backlash from the late pop star Hilary Duff’s ex, his family and journalist.

The subject of Carter’s memoir, Aaron Carter: An Unfinished Story of an Unfinished Lifecontroversially when his management stated that, prior to his death, Carter fought with publisher Ballast Books to prevent the book from going to print.

However, according to I want candy singer suddenly died on 11/5Excerpts from the book have been released and a posthumous publication date has been set for this Tuesday, November 15th.

Now a representative from Ballast Books has confirmed publication of the book has been delayed “out of respect” for the Carter family.

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Carter’s unfinished memoir will not be published this week, with publisher Ballast Books officially agreeing to delay printing. (Instagram)

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“Aaron Carter wants his story to be told,” Scott Atherton, a representative for Atherton Galardi Mullen & Reeder PLLC, wrote in a statement.

“And he wanted our client, Andy Symonds, a respected journalist and author, to tell that story in all its beauty and rawness.

He continued: “Recently, public attention has focused on a few minor interactions during Mr. Carter’s early years. The more important story is about Mr. Carter’s entire life and what people have could learn from his professional success, personal difficulties and career tragedies.

“Out of respect for the Carter family, my client has decided to postpone the release of more books at this time. Mr. Carter is not only a celebrity, he is also a father and a brother. , a son and a friend of many”. who are still grieving for him.”

Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter
Duff has criticized Ballast Books online, accusing them of trying to “capitalize” the tragedy of his death. (Getty)

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The snap decision from Andy Symonds, the journalist who wrote Carter’s memoir, based on three-year interviews with the pop star, came after some harsh words from many people close to the pop star. Carter, including his ex-girlfriend, the actress. Hilary Duff.

When excerpts of the book were shared after Carter’s death, Duff, now 35, immediately reacted.

“It is with great sadness that within a week of Aaron’s death there is a publisher who seems to have recklessly released a book to capitalize on this tragedy without giving the proper time or attention to examining it. authenticity of his work,” she said in a statement. arrive E!Online.

Aaron Carter
Aaron (left) is the younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter (right). Aaron was found dead at his home in California in early November. He was just 34. (WireImage)

Duff is unfortunately the subject of several released excerpts, having dated Carter when she and he were both 13 years old.

In his statement, Duff also said that “downplaying” Carter’s life story for “what appears to be an unverified clickbait for profit” is “disgusting”.

Carter’s publicist went on to claim that the singer fought to keep the book out of print and that any excerpts released were unwelcome.

“Aaron, in the middle [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,” Carter’s journalist stated. Page Six. “That’s against Aaron’s wishes.”

Carter was found dead at his home in California on November 5, aged 34. His official cause of death has yet to be released.

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