Mariah Carey’s estranged sister Alison is suing the star for $1.25million, claiming her 2020 tell-all memoir The Meaning Of Mariah Carey caused ‘immense emotional distress.’
Alison, 59, says that Mariah, 50, lied about her older sibling drugging her and her older brother Morgan abusing her as a child in the book.
The elder Ms. Carey – who described herself as ‘profoundly damaged’ – said that the Butterfly singer fabricated the stories ‘to promote sales of her book’ and offered no ‘evidence to substantiate’ her claims, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
Mariah recalls her troubled childhood in the chapter ‘Dandelion Tea,’ claiming Alison ‘gave her Valium, tried to pimp her out, and threw a cup of boiling hot tea on her causing third-degree burns’ at 12-years-old, according to Alison’s Manhattan Supreme Court summons filed Monday, February 1, 2021.
Alison, who is representing herself in the case, says the Honey songstress made the untrue claims despite knowing the damage it would cause her, given her personal trauma and health troubles.
She cited trauma stemming from the alleged ‘satanic’ abuse she suffered at the hands of their mother Patricia, which is the subject of another suit Alison Carey filed against her mom last year, per Page Six.
She also said Mariah was aware her sister was suffering from spine and digestive disorders and a traumatic brain injury, short term memory problems, and vision problems after being attacked in 2015 in an ‘unsolved home invasion.’
Alison – who is HIV+ has been arrested for soliciting prostitution in the past – also said she was struggling with alcohol abuse after having been sober for ‘a long time.’
With this in mind, Alison says her famous sister maliciously ‘used her status as a public figure to attack her penniless sister, generating sensational headlines describing lurid claims to promote sales of her book.’
The elder Ms. Carey is asking for restitution for ‘intentional infliction of immense emotional distress caused by defendant’s heartless, vicious, vindictive, despicable and totally unnecessary public humiliation of defendant’s already profoundly damaged older sister.’
She said she sent Mariah’s legal team an offer to settle on January 8th but never heard back, according to the court docs.
Mariah’s sister isn’t the only one who’s heated over the book.
Her brother Morgan, 60, said he planned to sue during a November 2020 conversation with The Sun, calling his sister’s recollections ‘delusional.’
In the book, she also claims Morgan was hired to kill someone for $30,000, but never went through with the job.
‘It’s heartbreaking to witness my little sister’s descent into this hatefully delusional revisionist rant because it is so reminiscent of her unhinged behavior during her first breakdown,’ he said.
‘The so-called “memoir” is laden with lies, distortions, and gross revisionism from beginning to end, and I can prove it.
‘When I reveal the truth, the facts, and supporting evidence, it will be a very harsh pill for her and her publishers to swallow, and rest assured I will be filing a lawsuit.’
Mariah was similarly chilly while talking about her relationship with her siblings during a profile with Vulture last August, saying: ‘Here’s the thing: They have been ruthlessly just heartless in terms of dealing with me as a human being for most of my life. I never would have spoken about my family at all had they not done it first.’
‘I have forgiveness in my heart, and so I forgive them, but I am not trying to invite anybody to come to hang out over here. I think they’re very broken, and I feel sad for them.’
Mariah says it ‘took a lifetime’ for her to be brave enough to write the book, which was ‘incredibly hard’ for her.
In the foreword, she writes: ‘This book is composed of my memories and my mishaps, my struggles, my survival… I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice.’