The controversy stems from an article that ran in OK! Magazine in Australia, written by international journalist Daphne Barak. In the article, Carter was quoted as saying, "Yes, [MJ] gave me wine. I mean, I could have refused, but I was 15. As for drugs? He gave me cocaine."
But Carter's rep tells TMZ, "Nothing was said that was reported" ... and directed us toward a YouTube video of the interview with Barak ... which seems to back up Aaron's side of the story.
We've reached out to Barak for comment -- so far, no response.
*****My note: I've been in contact with Daphne Barak's assistant since last night, and she tells me that not only did Aaron say these things, but he made some "more disturbing claims" and that they will release two more clips onto their website in a "matter of days." She also forwarded me a text Aaron sent to Daphne on June 15th. He seemed very nervous about the repercussions of his interview.
UPDATE: The reporter has added a new clip. It seems to be their "more disturbing claims" clip.