The publication of The Meaning of Mariah Carey, The autobiographical book that the singer released last September has blown up Mariah Carey’s relationship with her family. First it was her sister Alison who sued her for, according to her, having made up stories to promote the sale of the book and claimed more than one million euros for the “immense emotional anguish” that her memories had caused her. The same argument now used by another brother of the diva, Morgan Carey, who has denounced the pop star for the “false” and “malicious” portrait he makes of him in the publication, where he attributes aggressive and cruel behavior.
In the book, the interpreter of All I Want For Christmas Is You She talks about the bipolar disorder she suffers from, the oppressive marriage she lived with Tommy Mottola, former president of Sony Music, and also the family violence she suffered as a child. “When I was little, I had developed the instinct to sense when violence was coming,” she says in her memoirs. “I realized that when the screams of the adults reached a certain pitch and speed, it meant that I had to take cover.” In the pages he recounts several physical altercations and stops in an especially violent one of his brother Morgan towards his mother, for which the star called a family friend to ask for help. He also tells that on another occasion Morgan had a strong fight with his father – of which he speaks little -, after which his brother was sent to a reformatory, where he spent a long time.
In another chapter he compares his childhood with the classic tale of The three Little Pigs. “My childhood passed through a series of fragile and unstable houses, one after another, where inevitably the great Big Bad Wolf, my troubled brother, blew and blew and knocked everything down,” he writes. “I never felt safe. I was never safe. His anger was unpredictable. I never knew when it would come, or who or what it would devour ”. Some accusations that the older brother of the singer calls “false” and that have plunged him into “extreme mental anguish”, in addition to accentuating other psychological problems, for which he demands that he be compensated. “As a result of these attacks on his reputation and the embarrassment these accusations have caused him with respect to his friends, Morgan suffers extreme mental anguish, indignation and severe anxiety about his future and his ability to continue to support his family financially, as well as the loss of enjoyment of the activities of ordinary life ”, states in the lawsuit to which some US media have had access, such as TMZ The Variety.
The lawsuit, which was filed in the New York Supreme Court on March 3, also emphasizes that Mariah Carey’s harm to Morgan was intentional, noting a pre-release interview in which the singer addressed him. as his “ex-brother” in a conversation with Oprah Winfrey. The co-author of the memoirs, Michaela Angela Davis, as well as the publishers Macmillan Publishing Group (UK) and Andy Cohen Books (USA) are also listed as defendants.
In his writing, Morgan alleges that more than anger, he feels “pain and disappointment at the betrayals and malicious falsehoods” of his sister. She also assures that she is in no way envious of her sister’s enormous artistic and personal success, she has always enjoyed them and wished her the best. Unlike her other sister, Alison, Morgan does not ask Mariah Carey for a specific amount of money, but instead seeks to repair the damages through a “court determination.”
There are several chapters that Mariah Carey dedicates to reveal dark episodes of her beginnings in music, always in relation to her family. Although there were moments in which the music managed to generate warm moments with her mother, Carey identifies her family members with violence. “When I was 12, my sister drugged me with Valium, offered me a nail from her little finger full of cocaine, gave me third degree burns and tried to sell me to a pimp,” she says in the book in reference to Alison. She also says that to her siblings and her own mother, she was treated like “an ATM in a wig” as soon as she became famous. According to her version, the singer felt abandoned and all of them “simply tried to make believe that I was institutionally unstable immediately after having signed the largest financial agreement for a solo artist.”
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.