Ballast Books is postponing the release of a planned Aaron Carter memoir, Aaron Carter: An Unfinished Story of an Unfinished Lifeafter the singer’s death.
The decision was made, according to Scott Atherton, founder of Atherton Galardi Mullen & Reeder PLLC and representing both the publisher and co-author of the memoir, Andy Symonds, “out of respect for the Carter family. ”
“My client has decided to delay further book releases at this time,” Atherton said in a statement. “Mr. Carter is not only a celebrity but also a father, brother, son and friend to many who are still grieving for him.”
According to the publisher, the unfinished memoir has not yet been given a new release date. The delay follows a statement from Carter’s representatives denying the singer was involved or wanted the title published.
“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,” a Carter rep said. Page Six. “It’s against Aaron’s wishes.”
As part of the delayed announcement, Atherton asserted in a statement that “Aaron Carter wants his story to be told.”
“And he wanted our client, Andy Symonds, a respected journalist and author, to tell that story in all its beauty and rawness,” the statement continued. “Recent public attention has focused on a handful of interactions during Mr. Carter’s early years. The more important story is about Mr. Carter’s life and what people can learn from his professional success, personal struggles and tragic passing.”
Symonds worked with Carter for three years on the memoir, according to a November 9 release announcing the unfinished book’s publication.
In a separate statement issued to E! NewsThe late singer’s manager called the decision to release the memoir “unauthorized” after the posthumous posthumous “disrespectful profanity”.
Carter’s team said: “In the short few days after our dear friend passed away, we tried to grieve and process while also dealing with the unauthorized and disrespectful release of a obscene way. “This is a time for mourning and reflection, not for money and callous attention seeking.”
Hollywood Reporter contacted a representative for Carter.
The singer and brother of the Backstreet Boys member, Nick Carter, was found dead at the age of 34 at his home in Lancaster, California on November 5 with no cause of death given at the time.