Mariah Carey is being sued by yet another sibling following the release of her memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey.
The pop star’s brother, Morgan Carey, has filed a lawsuit against her for what he says is “defamation and the intentional infliction of emotional distress” from the book.
He has also called for unspecified damages to be paid to him after the book caused “serious damage to his reputation and to his personal and business affairs”. Morgan also said the book affected negotiations for a film he was developing.
He’s suing the Grammy Award winner for several passages in her memoir that speak to violent acts by him. In one, Mariah describes a fight between Morgan and her father, noting “I witnessed the possibility that a member of my family could brutally die in front of my eyes”.
Morgan noted that the story “never happened” and called it “clichéd and racially charged”.
Mariah is also being sued by her sister Alison, who has accused her of causing “heartless, vicious, vindictive, despicable and totally unnecessary public humiliation” with the memoir.
Mariah alleges that Allison once threw a boiling cup of tea down her back which left her with third-degree burns, and also wrote that she’s offered her drugs, sedated her with Valium and left her at age 12 with Alison’s boyfriend who tried to kiss her. “Big sisters are supposed to protect you – not pimp you out,” Mariah wrote. However, Allison has said the book is filled with “lurid claims”.
The star has not publicly commented on either of the lawsuits.