Aaron Carter’s girlfriend, Melanie Martin, has been arrested for suspicion of domestic violence.
The police were called to the singer’s Lancaster, California, home on Sunday night when a fight allegedly broke out between the couple.
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.
Carter told TMZ that Melanie informed him she’s pregnant right before they got into the argument that led to her getting arrested. He says he thinks she’s lying and there’s no chance they’re getting back together.
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.
“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,” he wrote in another tweet.
Carter and Martin first went public with their relationship in January, posting a series of loved-up photos and videos on Instagram. Then, within weeks, Carter had tattooed her name above his right eyebrow.
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.