Mariah Carey's Brother Sues Singer for Defamation Over Claims Made in Memoir
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Following a move he talked about back in November, Mariah Carey's estranged brother Morgan has filed a defamation lawsuit alleging she falsely accused him of being a violent person in her 2020 memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey be.
According to TMZ, Morgan claims his reputation was damaged when his sister wrote about an alleged fight with his father and she implied he was violent towards her mother. To make these claims, he highlights a passage in the book that says, “It took twelve police officers to pull my brother and father apart. The large men's bodies, all tangled up like a whirling hurricane, crashed loudly into the living room. I was a little girl with very few memories of an older brother who protected me. I often felt I had to protect myself from him, and sometimes I also protected my mother from him. "
In the legal documents received from TMZ, a passage is also cited which reads: “Suddenly there was a loud, sharp noise, like an actual gunshot. My brother pushed my mother with such force that her body slammed against the wall and made a loud crack. "
Morgan's claim is that the passage (s) make him sound like a violent person. He says he never fought with his father when Mariah was a kid and that a dozen police officers wouldn't handle a domestic violence situation anyway. He also claims that there were witnesses who saw the "deep affection" he and his mother held for one another, and says that the book later contradicts the latter claim with a line in which Mariah said her mother was “Morgan is the only one I love. "
Not only is he seeking compensation for defamation, but he is also suing for deliberate infliction of emotional stress.
This all comes about a month after Mariah was sued by her older sister Alison over the same memoir. In that lawsuit, we learned that Alison specifically sought $ 1.25 million for "inflicting immense emotional distress from the heartless, vicious, vengeful, despicable, and utterly unnecessary public humiliation of the accused's already badly damaged older sister."
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