Carey states she paid Azarian up to $327,000 a year but fired her in November 2017.
Singer Mariah Carey on Wednesday sued her former assistant for breaking a nondisclosure agreement, negligence and theft, according to court documents.
R&B singer Mariah Carey is ready to take some serious legal action against a former personal assistant she hired.
The singer says the blackmail against her began at that point and that Azarian demanded $8 million in exchange for her not releasing the videos as well as other information. Reuters was not immediately able to confirm those details.
Mariah Carey is suing her former personal assistant.
Lianna claims that Mariah's former manager Stella Bulochnikov would physically abuse her by slapping her buttocks and breasts, tackling her, and sitting on her.
In the document obtained by E!
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The original report, also from TMZ, claimed Azarian secretly recorded her doing embarrassing things, sometimes of an "intimate" nature.
"This new year welcomes Mariah's continued efforts to clean the trash from her life", the statement reads.
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'.
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.
Carey, who seeks unspecified damages but wants $3 million, has said she's tried and failed to get the videos returned along with proof of other criminal acts.
Recording Artist Mariah Carey poses in the press room at the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
'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. Only Mariah's ex-manager Stella Bulochnikov has remained silent throughout the course of this 2-day litigation battle.