Mariah Carey sues her personal assistant for alleged blackmail



Lianna Azarian is claiming in her suit that Carey's former manager, Stella Bulochnikov, acted inappropriately towards her in multiple ways including "slapping her butt and breasts, urinating on her, tackling her to the ground and sitting on her".

It's not clear exactly what kinds of information Azarian had threatened to reveal, but Carey did come clean about her struggle with bipolar disorder in an April 2018 issue of People magazine.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Mariah claims Lianna was secretly filming her "personal activities" and if the clips were made public, they could be extremely damaging to her, both personally and professionally.

Mariah and her former manager Stella | INSTAGRAM
Mariah and her former manager Stella | INSTAGRAM

Azarian worked for Carey from March 2015 through November 2017 as an executive assistant, court documents showed.

The accusations don't end there.

Azarian is also claiming that Carey herself would commit, "acts of physical, emotional and psychological abuse" against her. The suit also said she traded the singer's goodwill to get deep discounts.

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Mariah claims Lianna ultimately promised to sell the footage if she received the pink slip.

The 48-year-old singer paid the employee up to $327,000 a year until she was sacked, and claims the alleged blackmail started shortly afterwards.

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Mariah for comment.

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Stella, who previously accused the pop star of sexual harassment, will "discontinue this action against Mariah Carey with prejudice, with each party to bear its own attorneys" fees and costs'.

She is suing for unspecified damages, but she wants more than $3 million.

'After working together for nearly three years, Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov have determined that it is in their mutual best interest to part ways on day-to-day management, ' the statement maintained.

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Mariah Carey performs during New Year's eve celebrations in Times Square in New York City, New York, U.S., December 31, 2017. Only Mariah's ex-manager Stella Bulochnikov has remained silent throughout the course of this 2-day litigation battle.

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