Earlier this week came the very upsetting news that Nick Carter took out a restraining order against Aaron Carter.
It's brother against brother, Nick accuses Aaron of threatening his pregnant wife. Aaron accuses NIck of gaslighting and abuse.
Now, Aaron has accused his late sister, Leslie Carter, of sexually abusing him when he was just a child.
Content warning for some very upsetting content including childhood sexual abuse, folks.
"My sister Leslie suffered from bipolar and took lithium to treat it," Aaron announced in a tweet on Thursday.
Leslie passed away in 2012 after a drug overdose. She was Aaron's older sister by one eyar.
"She never liked the way it made her feel," the troubled singer wrote of his late sister.
"And when she was off of it she did things that she never meant to do," Aaron accused.
"I truly believe that," he affirmed. "I was 10 years old."
If you had a sinking feeling in the core of your being from reading what Aaron already wrote ... your suspicions are confirmed by his next tweet.
"My sister raped me from the age of 10 to 13 years old when she wasn’t on her medications," Aaron alleged on Twitter.
"And I was absused not only sexually by her," he continued. "But by my first two back up dancers when I was 8 years old."
"And," Aaron added. "My brother absused me my whole life."
Aaron has spoken of Nick allegedly being violent towards him before, and even shown video evidence. This is all very distressing.
"Now it’s nicks turn to tell the tell the truth," Aaron challenged his estranged older brother.
He demands that Nick speak "of what he did to one of the girls in my family."
Aaron doesn't spell out what he means by that accusation, but the implications are alarming and disturbing.
"Since my truth is all out there," Aaron continued.
"And," he added. "I hope all survivors of assault or rape find peace and justice."
Aaron may be speaking openly of this on Twitter, but he has made it very clear that he wants to advocate for abuse survivors.
In particular, he has shown a lot of support and sympathy for several women who have accused Nick of sexual and physical abuse.
"Hi @wendywilliams," Aaron tweeted with a request.
"When you do your hot topic segment," he asked. "Please recognize the 3 girls in Three states who filed police reports against my brother."
"There are three police reports in three states," Aaron noted in another tweet. "Sad but true. Talk to the [women] who filed the reports."
Some have accused Aaron of deep hypocrisy, since it was only earlier this year that Aaron threatened a Michael Jackson accuser.
When a follower brought that up, Aaron replied: "I apologized to them."
He has certainly shown more acceptance of the idea that the man who treated him so well during his teens may have behaved differently towards others.
But that is not the only challenge to Aaron's credibility.
His history of erratic statements and behavior due to mental illness may work against him in any accusations that he makes, against Nick or against Leslie.
Aaron has even had multiple welfare checks by police, including some because friends and loved ones feared he migh ttake his life.
However, it is important to recognize that a person can have any number of mental illnesses and still speak the truth.
In fact, some worry that these will be turned against Aaron in order to unfairly discredit him.
Our thoughts go out to all survivors of abuse of any kind as these difficult subjects surface in the news.