Mariah Carey Issues Response to Assistant She Accuses of Blackmail

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Some of the clips were said to have been shown to Azarian's friends and the former assistant stated she'd put them up for sale if she were ever fired.

Mariah Carey is suing her former personal assistant for more than $3 million (about R41 million) after accusing the ex-staff member of trying to blackmail her.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Lianna claims Mariah's former manager, Stella Bulochnikov badly mistreated her and committed various acts of abuse, including slapping her butt and breasts, tackling her to the ground, sitting on her and even urinating on her. Azarian did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Her move comes after Mariah claimed in her own legal documents that Lianna had secretly filmed her "personal activities" and threatened to release the "embarrassing" videos unless her famous ex-boss gave her $8 million.

Mariah Carey's ex-assistant Lianna Azarian isn't going down without a fight.

Carey's disgruntled former employee also claims the chart-topping star is guilty of inflicting physical, emotional and psychological abuse on her as well.

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"Mariah said she hired Azarian back in March 2015 as an Executive Assistant and unknown to her, she was secretly filming her "personal activities" ... which would be "embarrassing", and extremely damaging both personally and professionally if revealed".

The artists' rep told USA Today: "This new year welcomes Mariah's continued efforts to clean the trash from her life".

Other undisclosed offenders were named by Azarian in her documentation. If Carey couldn't provide that cash, Azarian said she'd release the aforementioned videos and other reputation-ruining details.

If it's not one fire Mariah Carey is working on putting out, it's another.

Bulochnikov, who appeared in the singer's docuseries Mariah's World, went after the Heartbreaker hitmaker in April, five months after the pair parted ways, and accused Mariah of failing to pay her more than $100 million in commissions she believed she was owed. Only Mariah's ex-manager Stella Bulochnikov has remained silent throughout the course of this 2-day litigation battle.

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