Morgan Carey, the older brother of Mariah Carey, is currently suing the pop star for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress as a result of the publication of his sisters memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey.
According to the lawsuit “[Morgan] brings this action more in sorrow and disappointment in his sister’s betrayals and malicious falsehoods than in anger at them…. He is by no means envious of his sister’s enormous artistic and personal success, has enjoyed his own successes both professional and personal and has always wished her well.”
Filed documents list a series of memoir passages that Morgan claims are false, from which he has “suffered extreme mental anguish, outrage, severe anxiety about his future and his ability to support himself and his family, harm to his reputation and his earning capacity, embarrassment among his friends and associates, disruption of his personal life and loss of enjoyment of the ordinary pleasures of everyday life.”
In lieu of asking for a specific amount of money, Morgan is looking to undo damages through “judicial determination.” His actions follow in the footsteps of their sister, Alison Carey, who also sued the Grammy winner for emotional distress caused by the memoir. However, she is demanding $1.25 million in damages.
Initially released in September of 2020, The Meaning of Mariah Carey included a variety of never-before-revealed anecdotes, including a secretly recorded grunge album in 1995.