Mariah Carey's Estranged Sister Sues Her For Emotional Distress
By Peyton Blakemore
February 2, 2021
According to multiple outlets, Alison filed the lawsuit in New York on Monday (February 1). Per her filing, which was obtained by Us Weekly, she “will demand an amount no less than $1.25 million” from Mariah for the “intentional infliction of emotional distress caused by statements” made in the book, which was published in September 2020.
In the memoir, Mariah alleges, amongst other things, that Alison "gave her Valium, tried to pimp her out and threw a cup of boiling hot tea on her causing third-degree burns," TMZ reported.
“I know my sister was deeply wounded,” Mariah wrote in her memoir. “She is the most brilliant and broken person I have ever known. I may never understand what hurt her so badly that it made her hurt others in return, but to me, she was her own most permanently damaged victim.”
Alison's lawsuit claims that Mariah "presented no evidence to substantiate these serious allegations.” She also claims that Mariah “used her book to humiliate and embarrass [her] as stories about the memoir appeared in newspapers around the world, on TV, and across the internet.”
As reported by Us Weekly, Alison, who said she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression, additionally called the allegations made against her in Mariah's book “cruel and outrageous.” She also slammed Mariah for using her “status as a public figure to attack her penniless sister.”
Elsewhere in the lawsuit, Alison said she has “become severely depressed and uncharacteristically tearful since the publication of [Mariah’s] book and now struggles, after a long time clean, with alcohol abuse.”
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