Mariah Carey's sister pleads not guilty to prostitution charges
Alison Carey, Mariah Carey’s older sister, makes bail and pleads not guilty to prostitution charges. (Saugerties Police/Handout)
Mariah Carey's estranged sister Alison has pleaded not guilty to a count of prostitution.
The 55-year-old appeared in Saugerties Town Court in New York state on Wednesday accused of soliciting money for sexual favours from an undercover police officer, who posed as a client at the Howard Johnson hotel in the town.
Alison had reportedly been using the hotel for the past week and posting adverts online for her services.
She was arrested on Friday on a misdemeanor count of prostitution and sent to Ulster County Jail. She was released from custody hours later after a person, whose identity hasn't been revealed, posted her $1,000 bail.
On Wednesday, Alison's lawyer Thomas Melanson entered the not guilty plea on her behalf, according to The Daily Freeman newspaper. The case was adjourned until October 26.
Alison, who is HIV positive, allegedly posted an ad which reads, "Im a pretty lady looking for guys who are looking to have some fun and get into a world of pleasure that other woman just cant provide two you, woman with the ability to make the earth move for you and to get you to see stars."
"Oh yea with me its, 'ITS SUCH A SWEET, SWEET FANTASY BABY, WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES I COME AND TAKE YOU ON AND ON,'" she added.
Alison and Mariah reportedly fell out in the 1990s and have had a rocky relationship ever since. They haven't spoken since 2010, and their brother Morgan urged the singer to reconnect with her sister, claiming she was dying and in need of brain and spinal surgery.
"Your sister is dying and she is struggling and where are you?" he told The Sun newspaper in March. "You think you are so fabulous, but you are a witch."