Mariah Carey's sister is destitute in Greene County
Roger Hannigan Gilson reports in the Times Union that singer Mariah Carey's estranged sister Alison Carey, 60, is living in Greene County and struggling to survive. Her $794 a month in Supplemental Security Income was recently reduced to $30, she says because of an error. The Social Security Administration believed Carey was in a "medical facility" from April through July, when her friend and advocate David Baker said she was only there a month. "I don't know how he's been doing it ... he's been doing everything he can to help me, I really appreciate that," Carey said about Baker. Carey says she has struggled with homelessness and has a brain injury from a home-invasion robbery. Baker says they have appealed to the Social Security Administration, and tried to get help from Sen. Chuck Schumer's office. Carey is estranged from her very famous sister, apparently over childhood issues. In a 2020 autobiography, "The Meaning of Mariah Carey," the singer alleged Alison "drugged" a 12-year-old Mariah with Valium and offered her cocaine and that the 20-year-old Alison gave Mariah third-degree burns and attempted to recruit her as a sex worker. Then Alison filed a summons in Manhattan Supreme Court this February stating her intent to sue Mariah for $1.25 million for defaming her in the book. That summons said the "outrageous claims" in the book were made "knowing that [Alison] is profoundly and permanently damaged as a result of being forced by [Carey's mother], while a pre-teen, to attend terrifying middle-of-the-night satanic worship meetings that included ritual sacrifices and sexual activity." So far, Alison Carey has not filed an official complaint, so no court date is pending. a href="https://www.timesunion.com/hudsonvalley/news/article/mariah-carey-sister-social-security-16621856.php">Read more about this story in the Times Union.