Mariah Carey Settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit From Former Manager
Carey's former manager accused her of walking around in the nude.
Mariah Carey has reportedly settled a lawsuit from her ex-manager, who accused her of walking around in the nude.
“The parties [have] reached a mutually agreed resolution to this matter,” wrote Stella Stopher's (nee Bulochnikov) attorney. Stopher reportedly managed Carey for three years, leaving her duties in November 2017. According to Page Six, is not revealed whether Stopher accepted a cash payoff from the "A No No" songbird.
According to the suit, Stopher claims that the Caution musician would often make her uncomfortable by walking around naked. She was seeking "unspecified damages" before the suit was dropped.
"Stella Bulochnikov was terminated from employment as Mariah's manager due to failure to perform her job effectively and ill-serving her client," wrote a representative for Carey in April 2018 in response to the lawsuit. "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."
Elsewhere in the dropped suit, Stopher also stated that she believed Carey had a substance abuse problem. Carey revealed her struggle with bipolar II disorder shortly before the lawsuit made headlines, saying she was worried that news of her diagnosis would leak.
It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore," she announced in 2018. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”