Family drama! Mariah Carey's estranged sister, Alison, is suing the singer for $1.25 million over her bombshell memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey. Alison claims the book caused her "immense emotional distress."
In the book, the 50-year-old said that when she was 12 her sister "drugged me with Valium, offered me a pinky nail full of cocaine, inflicted me with third-degree burns and tried to sell me out to a pimp."
The 59-year-old said that her younger sister fabricated stories "to promote sales of her book" and there's no "evidence to substantiate" her claims.
In court documents, Alison also said that Mariah made the claims with the knowledge that Alison sufferers from trauma herself after she was allegedly abused by their mother and was exposed to satanic rituals and sexual activity at a young age. Alison also suffered a brain injury in 2015 and claims that Mariah "used her status as a public figure to attack her penniless sister."
Alison sued their mother for sexual assault last year.
Alison is representing herself and is seeking restitution for the distress caused by the "defendant's heartless, vicious, vindictive, despicable and totally unnecessary public humiliation of defendant's already profoundly damaged older sister."
Alison said that she sent Mariah’s legal team a settlement offer on January 8 but did not hear back from her sister’s camp.
Alison is not the only sibling who is unhappy with the memoir — Alison and Mariah’s brother, Morgan, told The Sun in November 2020 that he planned to sue.
"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," the 60-year-old 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 she and her publishers to swallow and rest assured I will be filing a lawsuit."
In the book, Mariah accused her brother of slamming their mother into a wall so hard that it was "like an actual gunshot." Mariah, who said she was six at the time, wrote that she called a family friend who called the cops.
The "My All" hitmaker also wrote that Morgan was hired to kill someone for $30,000, but he did not go through with the job.
Mariah has not spoken fondly about her siblings in the past.
"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," she told Vulture in 2020.
"I have forgiveness in my heart, and so I forgive them, but I am not trying to invite anybody to come hang out over here. I think they're very broken, and I feel sad for them."
TMZ was the first to report on Alison's lawsuit.