Mariah Carey’s older sister, Alison A. Carey has been arrested for prostitution in Saugerties, New York, The Daily Freeman reports.
The 55-year old estranged sister of the pop Queen was arrested following an undercover investigation after officers received a tip off that she had been prostituting out of a hotel in the area. Alison Carey was taken into custody after offering sexual favors in return for money with an undercover police officer who was pretending to be a client.
Alison, who is HIV positive and mentally unstable, had advertised her services online and was at the hotel for about a week before her arrest. The police have urged those who had sex with her, particularly if it was unprotected, to get tested as a result of her HIV status.
Mariah Carey has reportedly not been on speaking terms with her sister for years since they had a huge argument in 1994 following her wedding to record producer, Tommy Mottola. In March, Mariah was criticized after Alison sent her a heartbreaking plea on video, begging the singer not to abandon her. Mariah’s brother Morgan Carey also referred to the Honey singer as an ‘evil witch’ for refusing to help. You can read more here.
Mariah’s rep, however, denied she hadn’t helped her sister over the years, stating that the singer has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting Alison and her children for over two decades.
Alison Carey was arraigned in the Town Court and sent to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail. She is due back in Court on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
There has been no comment from Mariah on this.