Contributed by SugarCandy:
I’m a HUGE BSB fan and an Aaron and Leslie Carter fan, but for all those people who think the Globe is lying, you are WRONG. I live in the state of Florida and I attend school with people who commute from or have lived in Marathon and the other Keys. They have personally told me that the Carter family is somewhat of a disruption to their community. I am told that although Aaron does not attend local school, he shows up to football games and social events and causes fights among the local girls, pitting them against one another for his affection (or perhaps the girls mainly cause the problems over mere stupidity/jealousy). There was also a news (on WSVN Channel 7 in Miami, FL) report on how the Carter family home did not receive permits to uproot endangered/protected plants in their yard and began to dredge and widen the canal behind their home because their boat could not gain access to the ocean because it was too narrow. They built a pool and added things to their home and then tried to obtain permits only after neighbors complained to the authorities. They continually (allegedly) disrupt the lives of the citizens of Marathon. About two Halloween’s ago; BJ was questioned by the police for assaulting a fellow tricker-treater after a verbal disagreement. She has been questioned in Tampa as well due to drug use. While I agree that in a large city this would go unnoticed, I am told that Marathon is a quiet and relatively sleepy place by the citizens themselves and their behavior is impossible to be overlooked due to its ostentatiousness. While I am a big fan of the three singers in the family, I am also a citizen of the state of Florida and feel that the complaints of the residents of Marathon should not be discouraged if they speak the truth. They have the right to peace and order in their community and perhaps the Carters would be better off in a large community such as Miami where that is everyday behavior (believe me!) Plus, they’d be MUCH, MUCH closer to my house! (lol)!