Things have been bad between Aaron Carter and Nick Carter for years, but this is the worst that it's ever been.
After Nick served Aaron with a restraining order, he claimed that Aaron had threatened the life of his pregnant wife.
Aaron tells a different story -- that Nick is trying to gaslight and discredit him because he sided with Nick's #MeToo accusers.
Aaron Carter, who is known for being very active on social media, took to Twitter on Tuesday with a startling revelation.
"So my brother just got a a restraining order against me," Aaron writes.
His brother is Nick Carter, of the Backstreet Boys.
"And," Aaron reveals. "I was just served lol."
"Take care.@nickcarter. we’re done for life," he assures his older brother.
"I haven’t seen him in four years," Aaron tells his fans and followers. "And I don’t intend."
After Aaron exposed what he had done, Nick took to Instagram to use the infamous Notes App to try to explain.
"After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron today."
"In light of Aaron's increasingly alarming behavior," his message continues.
"And," Nick writes. "His recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my pregnant wife and unborn child."
That accusation sounds terrifying.
Nick explains: "we were left with no choice but to take away every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family."
"We love our brother," he emphasizes. "And truly hope he gets the proper treatment he needs."
Nick concludes by saying that he hopes that this takes place "before any harm comes to himself or anyone else."
Aaron is enjoined from approaching his siblings, his sister-in-law, or specifically their home in Vegas.
Given that Aaron was posting just weeks ago about his firearms collection, a lot of Nick's fans share his worries.
But Aaron tells a very different story.
"I am astounded at the accusations being made against me," Aaron's tweet begins.
He continues: "And I do not wish harm to anyone, especially my family."
"I never threatened anyone," Aaron declares. "I’m appalled by this and don’t ever wish to speak to them again."
"They’re trying to 5150 me," he accuses. "My brother called me a month ago and told me to 'stay off of Instagram live.'"
A 5150 is an involuntary psychological hold, used for people who appear to be a threat to themselves or others.
"All I ask is for my family to leave me alone," Aaron expresses. "This is blood. Not love."
"I will never be around you and I don't want to be around you," he assures his big brother.
Aaron exclaims: "I am the one who said I'm done then you send me this!? Ok."
"Stop trying to get me 5150'd before I file a harassment suit myself nick," he warns. "I have the $."
Now, police have visited Aaron recently at his home.
Reports have said that there were concerns about his large collection of guns, given his history of friends calling in welfare checks on him.
There were even reports that some in law enforcement were concerned enough to want to 5150 him. Aaron may hold Nick responsible.
When one of Aaron's fans urged him to keep this family feud private, and to not wage it on Twitter, Aaron did not agree.
"They were private," he notes. "Until my bro filed a restraining order just because I live streamed with one of his accusers"
TMZ reports that there will be a hearing for a permanent restraining order on October 16.
Aaron makes repeated reference to Nick Carter being accused of rape by a number of women.
Now, we know from Aaron's appearance on The Doctors that it appears that he is on a lot of meds for a lot of different conditions.
Just months ago, the world heard Aaron threaten a Michael Jackson accuser in a very public manner.
And quite frankly, the sheer volume of tweets that Aaron put out between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning is absolutely bonkers.
But that doesn't necessarily mean that Aaron made the violent threats that Nick accuses him of leveling.
Unfortunately, people with mental illness are often and easily blamed and framed, when they become inconvenient or when someone needs a scapegoat.
We hate to even think about how many mentally ill witnesses to crimes were outright ignored because of other erratic behavior.
Regardless, between Nick's #MeToo accusers and Aaron's history of troubled behavior and worrisome statements, it's hard to side with either brother.
Sometimes, in a family feud, everybody involved sucks.