FilmMagic for dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018Earlier this week, Mariah Carey filed a lawsuit against her former assistant, claiming that after the superstar singer fired her, the former employee demanded $8 million dollars and threatened to release “embarrassing” videos of the singer. Now, the assistant has filed her own lawsuit, which includes some shocking claims against Mariah’s former manager.
In the suit, which Variety has linked to, the assistant, Lianna Shakhnazaryan, is accusing Mariah and her former manager Stella Bulochnikov, of, among other things, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination and sexual battery. Specifically, Lianna claims that Stella slapped her on the butt and breasts, sat on her, and would hold her down and urinate on her.
Lianna also claims that Stella would call her an “Armenian whore,” an “Armenian princess,” and a “f***ing n*****.” According to Lianna, Mariah was aware of Stella’s behavior, and it sometimes happened in her presence. In addition, Lianna claims Mariah herself was physically and emotionally abusive.
Lianna, who worked for both Mariah and Stella, was on call 24/7 and was paid nearly $330,000 a year. She claims she was fired after she complained about Stella’s behavior to Mariah.
Mariah recently settled a lawsuit Stella fired against her. In a statement to ABC News, her rep said of the suit she filed against Lianna, “Given that the evidence against this former assistant is vast and deplorable, we anticipate a victorious resolution.”
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