Last November, Mimi and her manager, Stella Bulochnikov, announced that they were no longer working together. Two days later, Mimi’s former bodyguard threatened to sue her for sexual harassment and back payments. I asked then and I’ll ask again… coincidence or conspiracy?
There has been no update on the bodyguard’s “threat to sue”. But a new “threat to sue” has now blown up in Mimi’s face. Per TMZ:
Mariah Carey's former manager claims she was repeatedly sexually harassed by the singer, because Mariah was constantly naked in front of her ... TMZ has learned, but Mariah calls the allegation "baseless."
We broke the story ... Stella Stolper filed docs putting Carey's team on notice a lawsuit is coming, and now we know what's behind it all. We're told Stella is claiming Mariah rarely wore clothes around her, and was not only naked ... but did sexual things in Stella's presence.
We're told Stella will also allege Mariah has a substance abuse problem, and fails to take her meds for bipolar disorder. Just last week, Mariah revealed she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001 ... but Stella's claiming that's just a small part of her problems.
Further, Stella will claim she was unfairly fired in the middle of her 3-year contract, and is still due a ton of cash. She's giving Mariah an opportunity to make things right, before the lawsuit is filed.
You’ll recall, many of Mimi’s lambs have been concerned about Stella ever since it was confirmed that she’d be managing Mimi’s career in 2016. When Stella took over, several of Mimi’s longtime advisors were removed from Mimi’s life. It was suggested by those who could no longer work with Mimi when Stella was around that Stella was isolating and manipulating her. At the time, I worried that it was an Elvis/Colonel Tom Parker situation. Mimi and Stella’s partnership only lasted a year and a half. And now it’s a mess.
Mimi, however, is fighting back. Her rep has released a statement to Page Six which was the first outlet to report on Stella’s influence over Mimi from the very beginning, in 2016:
“Stella Bulochnikov was terminated from employment as Mariah’s 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.”
Whether or not Stella’s telling the truth, Mimi’s in some trouble here. Because they were together for a year and a half. And I’d be worried about what’s on Stella’s phone. Videos and photos, not necessarily incriminating related to these accusations but sh-t that Mimi does not want made public. If you remember, Stella can get pretty dirty. Here’s a statement she released to Page Six in response to their reporting about her when she and Mimi were on good terms:
“If you’re trying to get into my good graces, you’re doing a wonderful job. Feel free to write whatever the f - ck you want, so all three of your readers can be amused . . . F -ck off and lose my number. You are an idiot. Mariah is on fire.”
Now imagine that attitude but this time targeted at Mimi.