Aaron Charles Carter’s girlfriend, Melanie Martin,who first went public with their relationship in January has been arrested for suspicion of felony domestic violence.
Police were called to the singer’s Lancaster, California, home on Sunday night when a fight allegedly broke out between the couple.
The pop and hip hop singer,said, the fight broke out because Martin had informed him that she was pregnant and he did not believe her.
According to TMZ, cops were called to the residence at 11pm and found visible marks on Carter’s body. The singer claimed that he and Melanie got into a physical altercation and she allegedly scratched him. Police determined Melanie to be the aggressor and she was taken into custody.
This isn’t the first time Carter has claimed to have been physically assaulted by a partner. Last year, he took out a restraining order against then-girlfriend Lina Valentina after she allegedly assaulted him on “several” occasions.
The couple where spotted looking for rings with prices to the tune of US$80,000 (S$114,000).
After the alleged altercation, Carter took to Twitter to send a strong message about domestic violence.
“You don’t have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future,” he tweeted.
In a separate tweet: “So sad. I hope she gets the help she needs. No one deserves domestic abuse female OR MALE #DomesticAbuse #Cheater she literally chocked (sic) me out…. i’m devastated.”