Mariah Carey Faces Lawsuit From Her Sister

Mariah Carey released her autobiography ‘The Meaning of Mariah’ on September, 2020. The singer now faces a lawsuit filed by her own sister, Alison, who claims what Mariah wrote about her in the book was “heartless, vicious, vindictive…”.

Alison is Mariah’s older estranged sister. She filed a two-page complaint earlier this week, in the New York Supreme Court.

The Lawsuit

Alison has filed a $1.25 million lawsuit against the Mariah Carey for “intentionally causing her immense emotional distress”. She says in the chapter titled “Dandelion Tea” Mariah wrote serious allegations against Alison’s character. For instance, Mariah accuses her older sister of giving her Valium when she was 12, trying to “pimp her out” and of throwing a cup of boiling-hot tea on her causing third-degree burns. Alison disputes these allegations, accusing the pop icon of using her book to “humiliate and embarrass” her.

The lawsuit also states “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 plaintiff any opportunity to respond.”

Childhood Trauma And Shocking Accusations

Alison claims to be devastated by Mariah’s testimonies. The singer’s estranged singer said she has started abusing alcohol after the incident and is already struggling from childhood trauma, and having her own children abandon her. Alison says she has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She reports being “permanently damaged as a result of being forced by [Mariah] and her mother, while a pre-teen, to attend terrifying middle-of-the-night satanic worship meetings that included ritual sacrifices and sexual activity.”

Alison also said she suffers from a traumatic brain injury from a brutal attack during an unsolved home invasion in 2015. The incident left her with short-term memory loss and permanently damaged vision in one eye.

‘The Meaning of Mariah Carey’ debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times’ list of nonfiction bestsellers in early October 2020. The singer has said in interviews that she is looking toward having the memoir adapted into a feature film or limited series.

By: Anjana Sathyanarayan