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Alison Carey filed a lawsuit Monday with New York's Supreme Court demanding $1.25 million for emotional distress caused by the pop star's memoir, specifically the chapter titled "Dandelion Tea."
The lawsuit claims that Mariah Carey's book made claims against Alison Carey without any substantial evidence, including alleging she abused Mariah Carey by throwing boiling water on her, giving her Valium and attempting to "pimp her out."
The 50-year-old singer grew up with a Black father, white mother and two siblings, Morgan and Alison. In her book, Mariah Carey claimed Morgan proved a destructive force both in her childhood and adulthood. "When my brother was around, it was not uncommon for holes to be punched in walls or for other objects to go flying," Mariah Carey writes.
The lawsuit claims that despite knowing her sister is "damaged" and "broken" from past traumatic events, the "All I Want for Christmas Is You" artist used her status to attack her "penniless sister" to promote her memoir.
The "Fantasy" singer described her devastating childhood in "The Meaning of Mariah Carey."
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In her book, Carey said her family continued to torment her as an adult. Her mother even called the police on her during an argument. "Even Mariah Carey couldn't compete with a nameless white woman in distress," Carey wrote.
Contributing: David Oliver
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Mariah Carey: Sister Alison sues for $1.25M for 'emotional distress'