Mariah Carey and her brother, Morgan, are about to clash in court!
The sensational songstress, songwriter, and record producer, best known for her impressive five-octave vocal range, was accused of defamation by her older brother.
As reported by NME, Morgan sued his sister in 2021 for allegedly using defamatory statements in her famous memoir, “The Meaning Of Mariah Carey,” which he claimed caused emotional distress.
Mariah Carey Cannot Escape Her Brother’s Defamation Lawsuit
The Queen of Christmas must defend herself against her older brother as a judge at the Supreme Court in Manhattan has allowed the case to move forward.
On Tuesday, February 15, Justice Barbara Jaffe, the judge presiding over the defamation allegations against the Songbird Supreme, ruled in favor of the plaintiff.
Although the New York judge has allowed Morgan’s lawsuit to continue, she rejected most of his accusations that several passages in his sister’s 2020 autobiography were slanderous.
However, Jaffe accepted that two passages from the book were plausible for the defamation case. These excerpts claimed the former model previously sold drugs and was part of the system.
Regarding her decision, the judge stated the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer’s choice of words could be misunderstood by the average reader.
In the memoir, the popstar used the phrase “sometimes drug dealing” while describing a scene where her brother provided “powdered party favors” to clubgoers.
According to Jaffe, this was a misleading sentence as one could believe the “plaintiff had committed a serious crime,” therefore making this passage sufficient for a defamation claim. In her words,
The context reasonably permits an average reader to conclude that Carey refers in this statement to cocaine, which is a controlled substance, the possession and/or sale of which is proscribed by New York law.
Morgan was reportedly pleased by the judge’s ruling, which wasn’t surprising given the 5-time Grammy winner’s brother claims that he suffered “extreme mental anguish” and reputational damage because of the book.
The Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee Plans To Release Her First-Ever Children’s Book
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Last month, The Blast shared that the “Glitter” star was moving from dominating charts with her classic 1994 Christmas song to conquering the children’s book world.
The mother-of-two proudly unveiled the cover art and title of her first-ever children’s book on Instagram alongside a summary of what fans could expect.
The book titled “The Christmas Princess” was co-written with Michaela Angela Davis and illustrated by Fuuji Takashi, while the Queen of Christmas childhood experiences inspired the story.
In the post’s caption, the 10-time AMA winner explained that the plot followed the adventures of Little Mariah, a representation of the “When You Believe” singer’s “inner child.”
According to the Pop icon, holiday lovers of all ages” would enjoy a fairytale journey about a young girl, who represented the children, especially those feeling like outsiders or struggling to have faith in themselves.
Creating a book for children going through hardships wasn’t the sole purpose of this book as the former “American Idol” judge also used it to heal from her past. In the entertainer’s words, “It was empowering to transform my childhood turmoil into a modern classic fairytale full of wonder and boundless hope.”
The “Touch My Body” Singer Cozies Up With Boyfriend Amid Her Ex-Husband’s Pleas For Reconciliation
In recent news, the Songbird Supreme made headlines after her ex-husband Nick Cannon expressed the desire to reconcile on a single titled “Alone.”
As previously revealed by The Blast, the “Wild ‘n Out” host released the emotional track on Valentine’s Day but didn’t mention his ex-wife’s name. Instead, the TV personality used Mariah’s 1990 single “Alone in Love” for his song’s opening.
Despite the “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” actor’s display of vulnerability, the Queen of Christmas wasn’t bothered by his actions as she shared a sultry post with her boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka.
A day after Cannon’s love confession, the “Hero” singer got cozy with her man in a room filled with red balloons and roses while wearing matching red and black outfits.
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This sweet post could be the 51-year-old’s way of letting her ex-husband know that reconciliation wasn’t happening. The pair were previously married from 2008 to 2016 and share two children — twins Moroccan and Monroe.