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The release date for Aaron Carter’s controversial memoir – which he tried to shut down before his untimely death – has been postponed.

“Out of respect for the Carter family, my client has decided to defer the further release of the book at this time,” Scott Atherton, the attorney representing Ballast Books and author Andy Symonds, said in a statement to Page Six.

“Mr. Carter was not just a celebrity but also a father, a brother, a son, and a friend to many still grieving for him.”

Atherton alleged in the statement that Carter “wanted his story told,” and chose Symonds, a “well-respected journalist, and author, to tell that story with all its beauty and rawness.”

The statement continued, “Public attention has recently focused on a small number 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.”

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The publisher said the decision was made “out of respect” for Carter’s family.
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The news comes just days after reps for the late singer — who tragically died on Nov. 5 at the age of 34 — told Page Six that Carter attempted to stop the publication of “Aaron Carter: An Incomplete Story of an Incomplete Life.” 

“Aaron, in the midst of [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,” his publicist told us.

“That’s against Aaron’s wishes.”

Aaron Carter
The singer was found dead in his bathtub on Nov. 5.
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One explosive excerpt from the memoir, which was set to be posthumously released on Tuesday, claimed Carter spent a night at Michael Jackson’s home.

The author claimed Carter allegedly found the “Thriller” chart-topper at the foot of his bed in “tighty-whitey underwear.”

Another excerpt from the book addressed the “I Want Candy” singer’s teen romance with Hilary Duff, alleging he took her virginity when she was about 13 years old.

Aaron Carter and Melanie Martin
Carter welcomed a son, Prince, with Melanie Martin last November.

The “Lizzie McGuire” alum, 35, slammed the “disgusting” memoir earlier this week.

“It’s really sad that within a week of Aaron’s death, there’s a publisher that seems to be recklessly pushing a book out to capitalize on this tragedy without taking appropriate time or care to fact check the validity of his work,” she said in a statement on Thursday.

“To water down Aaron’s life story to what seems to be unverified click-bait for profit is disgusting.”

Despite the backlash, Symonds remained steadfast that Carter “hired” him to “help tell the world his story.”

Aaron and Nick Carter
The singer, pictured here with older brother Nick Carter, was just 34 when he died.
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“That story, while tragically cut short, was filled with good and bad,” he told Page Six earlier this week.

“His life was far from pretty, and understandably certain people in the public eye don’t want some of the stories Aaron tells in his book to come to light. That doesn’t make them any less true or newsworthy.”

The author added, “In addition to being cathartic for him, Aaron hoped this book would help others struggling with addiction and mental illness. I hope and believe it will do that.”

The former child star was found dead in the bathtub of his California home on Nov. 5.

He is survived by his 11-month-old son, Prince, whom he shared with his on-again, off-again fiancée, Melanie Martin.

Carter’s official cause of death is yet to be revealed, and is pending toxicology results. He reportedly died without a will.