Mariah Carey‘s older brother has sued the singer over her latest best-selling memoir The That means of Mariah Carey, accusing her of defamation and inflicting emotional misery.
Morgan Carey is searching for unspecified damages in a grievance filed in a New York state court docket in Manhattan on Wednesday, together with over book passages that he said falsely suggested he was violent.
The lawsuit was filed one month after Mariah Carey’s older sister Alison sued her for US$1.25 million ($1.5 million) for alleged emotional misery over the memoir, which was revealed in September and topped The New York Occasions’ nonfiction best-seller record in October.
Spokespeople for the singer didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark. Her brother’s lawyer declined further remark.
Mariah Carey, 51, is understood for songs together with ‘Imaginative and prescient of Love,’ ‘One Candy Day’ and ‘All I Need for Christmas Is You.’ Her memoir described a dysfunctional poverty-stricken childhood and her early profession struggles.
Morgan Carey, born in 1960, stated Mariah Carey broken his repute by writing about an alleged “vicious combat” together with his father that occurred when she was a bit of lady, and the place “it took twelve cops to tug my brother and father aside.”
He stated precise fights together with his father by no means occurred throughout Mariah Carey’s childhood, and the alleged incident’s being “fictional” was proven by the chance just one or two cops would have responded to a home violence report.
Morgan Carey additionally sued over passages that he stated implied he tried to extort cash from Mariah Carey, is related to “sketchy” and “questionable” individuals within the music trade, and has “‘been-in-the-system’ (i.e., a prison).”
Different defendants embody the e-book’s co-author, its writer Macmillan, and the imprint Andy Cohen Books, named for the TV producer and host of Bravo’s Watch What Occurs Reside with Andy Cohen. None of their representatives instantly responded to requests for remark.
Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Further reporting by Jill Serjeant in Los Angeles; Modifying by Stephen Coates