Mariah Carey is facing a lawsuit from her former manager Stella Bulochnikov, who claims the singer sexually harassed her.
Bulochnikov filed a summons in New York on Friday, stating that she plans to sue Carey, 48, for allegedly violating the U.S. Civil Rights Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, as well as breach of contract, TMZ reported Monday.
She has accused Carey of sexual harassment, TMZ reported, alleging the star was often nude in front of her. Bulochnikov also claims that Carey has a substance abuse problem. Bulochnikov is reportedly seeking damages and interest, alleging that she is owed money because she was fired in the middle of a three-year contract.
A rep for Carey told Page Six, “Stella Bulochnikov was terminated from employment as Mariah¹s manager due to failure to perform her job effectively and ill-serving her client. Stella was not under contract for employment. She has been spreading false rumors to any media outlet that will publish them. We won’t respond to lies and threats. Again, if this frivolous and baseless claim is filed, we will defend against it vigorously and successfully. It is also interesting to note that this is the first lawyer who will move forward on Stella’s behalf, having previously gone through three others who wouldn’t.”