It's always troubling when siblings don't get along, but it's even worse when a strained situation is further exacerbated by divisive name calling, and claims of life threatening illness. Unfortunately for the recently engaged multi-platinum singer Mariah Carey, it would appear that all of these elements are involved when it comes to her current fractured relationship with her older brother Morgan Carey, 51 over the health and needs of their elder ailing sister, Alison Carey, 54.
Things have been strained for some time between sisters Mariah, 45 and Alison. In stark contrast to Mariah's deft maneuvering to the heights of stardom and excellence in the music industry both nationally and internationally, Alison's path in life has been decidedly more fraught with difficulty. It has been reported that the elder Ms. Carey's life has included the hardships of teen pregnancy, drug abuse and prostitution. It has also been reported that some years ago after the elder Ms. Carey learned that she had contracted HIV, she approached her younger sister Mariah and threatened to write a tell all about the singer's decorated but complicated life. It is believed that at this point the two sisters failed to see eye to eye and became completely estranged.
According to Mariah's brother Morgan via The Sun, Alison is now HIV positive and in need of life saving brain and spinal surgery, but Mariah is still keeping her distance physically and financially by refusing to pay for the costly but purportedly life saving medical treatment.
Morgan, who has not been shy in the past about publicly criticizing his younger famous sibling, has been unsparing in passing judgement on Mariah's recent aloofness to family tragedy by highlighting her recent engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer, who according to Forbes Magazine is Australia's fourth richest citizen at a estimated net worth of over 4.5 billion. In lieu of a private audience with the younger Ms. Carey, Morgan had this to say in his entreaty on Alison's behalf via The Sun to Mariah: "Your sister is dying and she is struggling and where are you?" said the former model and fitness trainer, adding sharply: "You think you re so fabulous, but you are a witch."
Hopefully all of the Careys can come together and settle things amicably.