Here’s where to watch Fallen Idols, the Shocking New Nick and Aaron Carter Documentary

The series delves deep into the complexities of the Carter family feud
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Trigger Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and drug addiction

Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ have announced Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter, a four-part docuseries delving into the lives of Nick and Aaron Carter. 

Premiering in June, the series is set to explore sexual assault claims against Nick Carter by three women and the rift between him and his brother after Aaron chose to publicly support the accusers. 

Fallen Idols is the latest series from Investigation Discovery after Quiet on Set, which explored allegations of abuse and toxicity behind the scenes of Nickelodeon.

Where can I watch Fallen Idols?

Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter will premiere on Friday, June 7 at 9:30pm, with double eps over two weeks on ID. It will be available to stream for Australian audiences on Foxtel, Fetch and Binge.

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Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter
Fallen Idols is the latest series from Investigation Discovery (Credit: ID)

Why did Aaron and Nick Carter not get along?

Aaron and Nick Carter’s strained relationship can be traced back to the tumultuous aftermath of accusations against Nick. 

In 2017, singer and actress Melissa Schuman accused Nick Carter of sexual assault, suing him for sexual assault and battery in April 2023, sparking a series of similar allegations from Ashley Repp and Shay Ruth, who also sued the artist in December 2022 for alleged sexual battery. 

Nick Carter has denied the allegations of sexual assault. His attorney, Liane K. Wakayama, told USA TODAY in 2023 that a lawsuit filed against him by Schuman alleging sexual assault was a “PR stunt,” adding, “Melissa Schuman has been peddling this tale for many years, but her allegation was false when she first made it back in 2017 — and it still is.”

In 2022, Carter’s attorney also denied Ruth’s allegations, telling USA TODAY the claims were “not only legally meritless but also entirely untrue.”

In February 2023, Nick filed a countersuit against Ruth for her accusations, and in that countersuit, he also sued Schuman regarding the allegations she made against him.

Aaron and Nick Carter
The new documentary is set to premiere in June. (Credit: Getty)

As these accusations unfolded, Aaron Carter, grappling with his own battles with addiction and mental health, made the decision to stand by Nick’s accusers. This stance created a very public rift between the brothers, exacerbating the already fragile dynamics within the Carter family.

The documentary, Fallen Idols: Nick and Aaron Carter, delves deep into the complexities of this family feud, highlighting not only the allegations against Nick but also the profound impact it had on their relationship as siblings.

Exclusive interviews with the accusers, Melissa Schuman, Ashley Repp, and Shay Ruth, provide poignant insights into their experiences and the challenges they faced in coming forward. 

Moreover, the documentary features accounts from close family members and friends, including Nick’s ex-girlfriend Kaya Jones and Aaron’s former fiancée Melanie Martin, offering a firsthand perspective on the rift caused by intense fame and the accusations.

Through four compelling parts, Fallen Idols explores not only the dark underbelly of celebrity fame but also the complexities of familial relationships and the challenges faced by those who speak out against powerful figures in today’s society.

Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter passed away in November 2022. (Credit: Getty)

How did Aaron Carter die

Aaron Carter died at his home in California on November 5, 2022, at age 34. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner later ruled the star’s death was accidental, revealing he drowned in a bathtub after inhaling difluoroethane and taking alprazolam.

If you or someone you know has been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, help is always available. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit their website.

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