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Mariah Carey Addresses Lawsuit From Her Brother Over Memoir

Morgan Carey claims the pop singer “defamed” him.

Mariah Carey’s memoir The Meaning of Mariah Carey was released in October of 2020. The bestselling book went into detail about the singer’s family, which caused her brother Morgan Carey to sue. 

Morgan Carey, 61, sued in March alleging she defamed him in the book by portraying him as violent when they were growing up. Mariah Carey has now responded via Manhattan Supreme Court papers filed on May 29. 

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According to Page Six, the court docs argue that her book was meant to inspire young people and not defame her brother. Additionally, her lawyers claim a “higher legal standard would be required of Morgan to prove defamation, and it’s one that the suit doesn’t meet, according to Mariah’s filing,” the outlet reports. 

The court docs read, “The story of Ms. Carey’s rise from a dysfunctional and sometimes violent family environment has significant public value, particularly to any young person who may find her/himself stuck in similarly harsh and dispiriting circumstances and who can benefit from the inspiration to employ their talents in pursuit of their dreams.” 

The “We Belong Together” singer-songwriter was also sued by her sister Alison Carey in March. There have been no updates on that lawsuit.  

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