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Mariah Carey’s brother sues her for claims in memoir

The older brother of American singer Mariah Carey’s has sued the singer over her recent best-selling memoir “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” accusing her of defamation and inflicting emotional distress.

While accusing her of defamation and inflicting emotional distress, her brother said that in the book, he was falsely framed as violent. Morgan Carey is seeking unspecified damages in a complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan.

The lawsuit was filed one month after Mariah Carey’s older sister Alison sued her for $1.25 million for alleged emotional distress over the memoir, which topped The New York Times’ nonfiction best-seller list in October last year.

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The singer, however,  did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Her brother’s lawyer declined additional comment. The 51-year-old singer is known for songs including “Vision of Love,” “One Sweet Day” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

In her memoir, she has described her childhood as a dysfunctional poverty-stricken youth, and her early career struggles. Born in 1960, Mariah Carey is said to have damaged her brothers’ reputation by writing about an alleged “vicious fight” with his father that occurred when she was a little girl, and where “it took twelve cops to pull my brother and father apart.”

He said actual fights with his father never occurred during Mariah Carey’s childhood, and the alleged incident’s being “fictional” was shown by the likelihood only one or two police officers would have responded to a domestic violence report.