Mariah Carey’s Brother Sues Over Emotional Distress Caused By Her Memoir
Mariah Carey‘s older brother, Morgan Carey, is suing the star for defamation and emotional distress caused by her recent memoir, “The Meaning Of Mariah Carey”.
He is seeking unspecified damages, saying the book falsely suggests he was violent.
As a result, he claims 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.”
Such passages include Mariah’s memories of a vicious fight between Morgan and their father and him being institutionalized as a young boy.
The suit also emphasizes that the damage was intentional, pointing out a pre-publication interview Mariah did with Oprah Winfrey. It reads: “She intended to damage plaintiff, stating ‘he drew first blood.’ She also publicly referred to plaintiff as her ‘ex-brother.'”
Morgan is not asking for a specific amount of money, but instead is looking to undo damages through “judicial determination.”
This is coming a month after Mariah’s sister sued her for $1.25m (£900,000) over the memoir.
Alison Carey said passages claiming that she gave Valium to 12-year-old Mariah, tried to pimp her out and threw boiling tea on her were “outrageous” and meant to “humiliate and embarrass” her.
She denied the claims, saying the singer had “presented no evidence to substantiate these serious allegations”.
Mariah’s autobiography was published last September and topped The New York Times‘ non-fiction best-seller list in October.
It contains many revelations about her life, including her difficult, dysfunctional upbringing, the racism she encountered as a child, and allegations that her first marriage to record executive Tommy Mottola was abusive.
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