Mariah Carey sued by sister for R18.7 million for 'vicious, vindictive' depiction in memoir

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  • Mariah Carey's sister, Alison Carey, is suing her for $1.25 million (R18.7 million).
  • Alison claims in legal documents filed on Monday that her sister's memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey caused her "emotional distress".
  • She disputed the claims made in the memoir alleging she'd drugged the famous singer and poured hot tea on her.


Mariah Carey's sister, Alison Carey is suing her for "infliction of emotional distress" following the publishing of her memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey.

According to E! News, in the 2020 publication, the singer alleges an incident involving her sister drugging and the pouring hot tea on her in the chapter "Dandelion Tea".

Alison has disputed the claims, calling them "heartless, vicious [and] vindictive". She is seeking $1.25 million (R18.7 million) from the singer for inflicting "emotional distress", saying she has since fallen back into "alcohol abuse" and has become "uncharacteristically tearful" following the publication of the memoir, reports People.

"[Carey] also callously dismisses [Alison] as her 'ex' sister," the document reads. "But instead of saying no more about her, [Carey] used her book to humiliate and embarrass plaintiff as 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 [Alison] any opportunity to respond."

The document also says Alison has been diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression following "horrific abuse" in her childhood. The document refers to "terrifying middle-of-the-night satanic worship meetings", which she claims included ritual sacrifices and sexual activity, that their mother allegedly forced her to attend.

Alison believes the Always Be My Baby hitmaker used her "status as a public figure to attack her penniless sister" to promote her book.  

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