Mariah Carey's Brother Now Second Sibling Suing Songstress After 'The Meaning Of' Memoir Spilled Major Family Secrets
Family drama! Mariah Carey’s estranged brother is suing her for defamation for portraying him as a violent person in her autobiography The Meaning of Mariah Carey.
The lawsuit was filed in New York’s Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 3.
"[Morgan Carey] brings this action more in sorrow and disappointment in his sister’s betrayals and malicious falsehoods than in anger at them. He is by no means envious of his sister’s enormous artistic and personal success, has enjoyed his own successes both professional and personal, and has always wished her well," the suit read, according to The Wrap.
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In her memoir, the songstress detailed her traumatic childhood with her family. "It took twelve cops to pull my brother and father apart. The big bodies of men, all entangled like a swirling hurricane, crashed loudly into the living room. I was a little girl with very few memories of a big brother who protected me. More often, I felt I had to protect myself from him, and sometimes I would find myself protecting my mother from him too," Mariah wrote in the book.
"Suddenly there was a loud, sharp noise, like an actual gunshot. My brother had pushed my mother with such force that her body slammed into the wall, making a loud cracking sound," she claimed in another passage.
Morgan disputes Mariah’s accounts and said there are witnesses who can vouch for the "deep affection" he and his mother share.
"Morgan is the only one I love," their mother, Patricia Carey, reportedly said.
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Morgan is seeking damages for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress for an undisclosed amount, according to TMZ.
"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 told The Sun in February.
"The so-called 'memoir' is laden with lies, distortions and gross revisionism from beginning to end, and I can prove it," he continued.
"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."
Morgan is not the only sibling taking the "Hero" singer to court, as her sister, Alison, sued the 51-year-old for $1.25 million for inflicting emotional distress.
Mariah wrote that when she was 12 her sister allegedly "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 denied Mariah's allegations, saying they were fabricated stories "to promote sales of her book," and is representing herself against the "defendant's heartless, vicious, vindictive, despicable and totally unnecessary public humiliation of defendant's already profoundly damaged older sister."
Alison alleged that Mariah "used her status as a public figure to attack her penniless sister," and made the claims with the knowledge that she was dealing with trauma from allegedly being sexually assaulted by their mother. Alison was also allegedly exposed to satanic rituals when she was young and suffered a brain injury in 2015.
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Alison reportedly sued their mother last year for sexual assault.