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The Carter brothers have been at odds for years now, but their latest spat takes the feud to a whole new level. Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame and his younger brother, child pop star Aaron Carter, have been warring on Twitter with heated allegations of harassment, assault, and even a reported murder threat. All of the very public back and forth has culminated in Nick’s Twitter announcement that he’s seeking a restraining order against Aaron.

Below, a breakdown of the most recent insanely dramatic, and very dark fallout.

2006 Summer Television Critics Press Tour

Nick Carter, Aaron Carter, and Leslie Carter at the 2006 Summer Television Critics Association press tour.

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It started with Aaron’s acrimonious Twitter tirade about his brother

In a slew of since-deleted posts, Aaron blasted his older brother while boarding an early morning flight from back to Los Angeles from Washington D.C. He reportedly started out by telling fans he was, “looking forward to spending some time w my friends with my dirt bikes my mother and my music.” Then, he started to take a more combative tone: “Someone please show me a picture with me an ODIN MY NEPHEW!!?? do it!!”

It ended with him calling his brother “delusional.”

Nick responded by filing a restraining order against Aaron

“After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to seek a restraining order against our brother Aaron today,” Nick said in a tweet Tuesday night. “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 every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family.”

He continued: “We love our brother and truly hope he gets the proper treatment he needs before any harm comes to himself or anyone else.”

According to TMZ, which obtained a copy of the restraining order, Aaron was talking to his twin sister, Angel, via FaceTime in August and told her that he was, “diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar 2 years ago.” He also said he heard voices in his head that told him to kill babies. “I have thoughts of killing babies,” he reportedly said. “I think about killing Lauren [Nick’s pregnant wife].”

TMZ reports that Aaron has to stay at least 100 feet away from Nick, Nick’s wife, their kids and other family members.

Aaron launched into another tweetstorm—this time about Nick and their late sister Leslie

First Aaron denied “wish[ing] to harm anyone” in response to Nick’s restraining order. Then, he accused his brother of retaliating against him for communicating with former Dream singer Melissa Schuman. Nick was accused of rape by the the artist back in November 2017. She detailed the alleged incident on her blog claiming Carter raped her when she was 18. The charges were dropped, and he wasn’t prosecuted for the alleged assault. “The reporting party alleged that in 2003, she was the victim of a sexual assault perpetrated by the suspect in his apartment. The victim was 18 years old at the time of the assault. The statute of limitations expired in 2013. Therefore an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence is not warranted and the matter is declined,” a copy of the declination stated, according to PEOPLE.

Aaron claimed via Twitter that multiple other women have accused his brother of sexual misconduct, imploring someone to “do a r Kelly type documentary” on Nick. “Where is @rosemcgowan when you need her!!” he tweeted. “#CoverUp I’m here for these women!! @AshleyRepp @MelissaSchuman right by there side and I’m using my platform to help these women feel #Brave.”

He also accused his late sister Leslie of raping him from the ages of 10 to 13, tweeting: “my sister raped me from the age of 10 to 13 years old when she wasn’t on her medications and I was absused [sic] not only sexually by her but by my first two back up dancers when I was 8 years old. And my brother absused [sic] me my whole life.”

According to the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement it was, “aware of recent media reports regarding family members concerned about the welfare of Aaron Carter. We are currently investigating the concerns of all parties involved, and utilizing all available resources to assist family members in addressing their concerns.”

Aaron had recently appeared on an episode of The Doctors

The singer got candid on the CBS talk show last week about his mental health. “The official diagnosis is that I suffer from multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety; I’m manic depressive,” he told hosts Dr. Judy Ho and Dr. Travis Stork. “I’m prescribed to Xanax, Seroquel, gabapentin, hydroxyzine, trazodone, omeprazole.”

Holding up a large bag of prescription drugs, he said, “This is my reality … hi. I have nothing to hide.”

While on the show, Aaron also admitted to having an addiction to huffing, which he says Leslie, who died from a drug overdose in 2012, introduced him to. “Started when I was about 16,” he said. “[I] didn’t really touch it until I was about 23, right after I did Dancing with the Stars. And I started going to Staples and Office Depot, and different places, buying it with cash so it wouldn’t be reported on receipts or anything like that, so no one could trace me.”

“I was huffing because I was really fucking stupid and sad but this is really no excuse,” he added. “I was huffing, because I’m a drug addict.”

He also appeared on TMZ Live to talk about guns

In the September 16 clip, Aaron revealed he had several loaded guns at his home, which he says police are aware of.

The Carter brother feud isn’t new

Aaron tweeted out a video on Wednesday of a fight they filming the Carter family’s E! reality television show, House of Carters, which aired in 2006. He captioned the clip, “LEAVE ME ALONE. FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. IM BEGGING YOU. PLEASE. I haven’t even seen you guys and nick you bullied me my whole life. And tortured me as a child. And everyone knows it. ITS BEEN PUBLIC. and now you’re scared of the truth.”

After Leslie died, Aaron criticized Nick for not attending her funeral. One year later, Nick told Dr. Phil his family was trying to “blame [him] for the death.”

Since then, both brothers have struggled with substance abuse issues. However, Aaron recently tweeted, “I’ve removed him from my life because he is a trigger.”

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