The former assistant of Mariah Carey complains to the singer for the discrimination of batteries and races
The former assistant assistant of Mariah Carey has been traumatized & # 39; due to the singer's decision to be prosecuted for allegations of extortion. DailyMail.com can reveal this – and has now filed a lawsuit claiming to have racial discrimination and battery life.
A source near Lianna Shakhnazarian, 36, described Carey's lawsuit as "scruffy & # 39; and & # 39; frivolous & # 39; and said that the allegations of the diva & # 39; totally incorrect & # 39; to be.
The new case, which was filed late Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, accuses both Carey and her former manager Stella Bulochnikov of "seriously inappropriate behavior." and from causing Shakhnazarian & # 39; emotional turmoil & # 39 ;.
Carey is also called for unlawful termination, while both are faced with claims of racial discrimination – with Shakhnazarian Bulochnikov claimed her an Armenian w **** & # 39; and a & # 39; f *** ing n **** r & # 39; in front of the singer.
Bulochnikov is also accused of assault due to an alleged tendency to beat the 36-year-old's breasts and buttocks and humiliate her by placing items such as TV remotes, iPhones and utensils under her breasts.
Mariah Carey & # 39; s former executive assistant Lianna Shakhnazarian (far left) has launched her own legal battle against the singer and Carey's former manager Stella Bulochnikov
According to the lawsuit, Carey has also committed a battery to Shakhnazarian by subjecting her to "aggressive, abusive and harmful physical behavior."
Shakhnazarian, who also uses the Azarian surname, worked for Carey, 48, between March 2015 and November 2017, and received a salary of $ 328,500 per year.
But according to Carey's process, which was filed in New York on Wednesday morning, their relationship failed after she noticed that the former salesperson reportedly spent money on her credit card.
And when she confronted her, it was to discover that the 36-year-old had sneakily filmed her on & # 39; intimate & # 39; moments, according to the singer's lawyers.
According to Carey, Shakhnazarian then threatened to release the videos, unless she received $ 8 million.
The singer, claiming compensation of up to $ 3 million, also accused the 36-year-old of using her name to get big discounts from retailers when buying personal items.
A friend of the former management assistant slammed back, called Carey & # 39; s lawsuit & # 39; pretty nasty & # 39; and described the pending legal battle as a battle between David and Goliath.
The source, who asked not to be mentioned, said: & # 39; It was pretty filthy but she saw it coming. That was kind of an awful, frivolous process to convey.
"It is David against Goliath and that makes it a bit awful, if you want to. & # 39;
Shakhnazarian, a mother-of-one, is also traumatized & # 39; left behind by the actions of her former boss, according to the source, which Carey for DailyMail.com described as "a bad person."
The new case, which was filed late in the afternoon on Wednesday afternoon, accuses both Carey and her former manager Stella Bulochnikov (photo) of "seriously inappropriate behavior & # 39; and from causing Shakhnazarian & # 39; emotional turmoil & # 39;
The source added: & # 39; This is not on this girl – it's all her [Carey]. She is a bad person. You have this young girl and you have this [lawsuit] come to her.
& # 39; She is not so much panicked – only traumatized. One day you are a young girl who has just had a baby and the next day all that stuff is printed over you that is not right at all. & # 39;
The 36-year-old declined to comment when contacted by DailyMail.com, but her lawyer Mark Quigley issued a statement that read:
& # 39; These baseless allegations are an attempt to attack the character of my client and divert attention from an intimidation in the workplace and an unlawful termination process that she has filed today against her former employer, Mariah Carey.
& # 39; My client has never done anything that was not explicitly requested by her as a personal assistant.
& # 39; Her lawsuit is about keeping her employer accountable for seriously inappropriate behavior that causes tremendous stress and emotional distress. & # 39;
Shakhnazarian spent a little more than two years working for the singer before ending in November 2017 – because he reportedly would not appear at work.
During her time with the singer, who is currently planning a new round of Las Vegas shows this year, the 36-year-old also appeared in Carey's reality TV program, Mariah's World.
In a scene she was filmed in an attempt to persuade her friend, choreographer Bryan Tanaka, to jump out of a cake shirtlessly.
According to Carey, Shakhnazarian threatened to release the video's unless she was paid $ 8 million – which the former assistant refused
The pair was last shown together in May 2017, at a birthday party thrown by Bulochnikov for her daughter Mischa in LA restaurant TAO.
The trial against Shaknazarian is the second time that Carey has been sued in less than a year by a former employee, with Bulochnikov also filing a complaint in April 2018 after being rejected in favor of Roc Nation.
She accused the star of sexual abuse because she was often naked in her presence, as well as violations of civil rights and violating the Fair Employment and Housing Act.
In addition to the sexual assault, Bulochnikov also claims that the diva has problems with alcohol abuse and said she owed her money after terminating her role halfway through a contract.