Why Are Mariah Carey’s Siblings Suing Her?
Why are Mariah Carey's brother and sister suing the famous pop star?
On Wednesday (March 3), Variety reported that the "Always Be My Baby" hitmaker was being sued by her older brother, Morgan. That's not the only sibling suing Mariah. Last month, People reported that her older sister Alison was also suing Mariah.
Why is Morgan Carey suing Mariah Carey?
Morgan is suing his sister for defamation and "the intentional infliction of emotional distress" from Mariah publishing her memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey.” Mariah's co-author Michaela Angela Davis was also listed as a defendant along with her publishing group.
Morgan filed the lawsuit in New York Supreme Court on March 3 and is not looking for a specific amount of money, rather he hopes to "undo damages through judicial determination.”
As a result of Mariah publishing the book, he has "suffered extreme mental anguish, outrage, severe anxiety about his future and his ability to support himself and his family, harm to his reputation and his earning capacity, embarrassment among his friends and associates, disruption of his personal life and loss of enjoyment of the ordinary pleasures of everyday life."
His lawsuit noted that he is disappointed in his "sister's betrayals and malicious falsehoods than in anger at them." The court document clarified that he is not envious of her artistic success and has always wished the best for her.
His legal team cited a handful of specific passages from her memoir that Morgan claims are false. One of the passages claimed that Morgan and their father had a vicious fight to the point where Morgan was institutionalized as a child. Mariah also compared her brother to the Big Bad Wolf from "The Three Little Pigs" fairytale.
The suit also noted that Mariah referred to him as her "ex-brother."
Why is Alison Carey suing Mariah Carey?
Alison Carey is suing her sister for a similar reason but in a different manner. Alison is seeking $1.25 million in damages due to emotional distress from Mariah's memoir. Alison claims that because of the book, she has dealt with alcohol abuse once again and has become "uncharacteristically tearful" after the book's publication.
The document cited that due to her childhood trauma, Alison was previously diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression and is seeking therapy. Mariah touched on some of the traumas in her memoir, seemingly without her sister's permission.
Mariah previously called Alison her "ex-sister." "Instead of saying no more about her, [Mariah] used her book to humiliate and embarrass plaintiff as stories about the memoir appeared in newspapers around the world, on TV and across the Internet, most of them with headlines repeating defendant's allegations — all of them published without giving [Alison] any opportunity to respond," the suit reads.
The suit called Mariah and her actions "heartless, vicious, vindictive, despicable and totally unnecessary public humiliation of defendant's already profoundly damaged older sister."
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