Alison Carey has filed a $1.25 million lawsuit against her younger sister Mariah Carey over the contents of the pop star’s 2020 memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey.”
In a two-page complaint filed Monday in New York Supreme Court, Alison is seeking compensation for “the infliction of immense emotional distress caused by defendant’s heartless, vicious, vindictive, despicable and totally unnecessary public humiliation of defendant’s already profoundly damaged older sister” through statements made in the book.
The lawsuit alleges that Mariah used her status as a public figure to attack her penniless sister, generating sensational headlines describing her lurid claims to promote sales of her book.
“Defendant’s cruel and outrageous allegations have devastated the plaintiff. Already struggling with the unspeakable trauma of her childhood and having her own children abandon her, she has become severely depressed and uncharacteristically tearful since the publication of defendant’s book and now struggles, after a long time clean, with alcohol abuse,” the complaint says.
Alison disputes serious allegations that Mariah made against her character in the memoir’s chapter titled “Dandelion Tea.”
Mariah alleged in the book that Alison, who is eight years older than her, gave the pop star Valium when she was 12, inflicted her with third-degree burns, and tried to sell her out to a pimp.
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