The launch of Mariah Carey’s forthcoming Christmas album has been overshadowed by a family feud that is apparently about to become a legal headache for the singer.
The 50-year-old released her second memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, back in September but the book didn’t sit well with one member of the Carey clan.
Mariah’s brother Morgan has strenuously denied some of the claims she made in the book and said that the singer in his opinion is on the verge of a ‘breakdown.
In the book, Mariah Carey claimed that her brother had accepted money to kill someone but that he never actually went through with the killing.
She also stated that her older sister Alison had allegedly ‘pimped’ her out from the age of 12 and that her family treated her like a cash machine once she became famous.
Hitting back at the claims, ‘It’s heartbreaking to witness my little sister’s descent into this hatefully delusional revisionist rant because it is so reminiscent of her unhinged behaviour during her first breakdown.’
‘The so-called ‘memoir’ is laden with lies, distortions, and gross revisionism from beginning to end, and I can prove it,’ he went on. Morgan told the publication that he is determined to ‘reveal the truth’ and will be taking legal action against his sister.
‘It will be a very harsh pill for she and her publishers to swallow and rest assured I will be filing a lawsuit,’ he insisted. Morgan also claimed that he allegedly nursed his younger sister through a breakdown in the early noughties which apparently saw her hospitalized.
According to the media site, sources close to the family have agreed with Morgan that Mariah’s version of their past is ‘miles apart’ from the truth.
Mariah has yet to respond to his accusations.