Mariah Carey Lawsuit: Blackmail, Sexual Battery, Pee, and a $328,500 Salary

by Evil HR Lady on January 20, 2019

Working as a celebrity’s 24/7 assistant is expected to have its crazy moments, and when Lianna Shakhnazaryan (also known as Lianna Azarian) took the job working for Mariah Carey, she got a salary that reflected the amount of work involved, starting out at $250,000 and raised to $328,500. Now, a lot of us might think we could put up with just about anything for that type of salary.

On the other side of things, when Carey and her manager, Stella Bulochnikov (also known as Stella Stolper), hired an assistant at this great salary, they probably expected that Shakhnazaryan would take care of just about anything, be trustworthy, and put up with whatever came her way.

Boy, were both of them wrong. The two women are now suing each other and it promises to get juicy and get into the details of really exciting employment law. Carey is suing her former assistant, saying she threatened to release videos of her if Carey didn’t pay up $8 million.

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MariaRose January 20, 2019 at 9:57 pm

To even consider taking a job for 24/7, you should know that not only will you have to deal with doing certain activities and requests that would in another situation be considered unreasonable os both parties should have prepared a list of unacceptable tasks and behavior from both sides. This situation will be resolved behind closed doors. to avoid the publiciity

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Goober January 21, 2019 at 6:52 am

I think you’d have a pretty difficult time finding anyone who would consider being urinated on a reasonable part of *any* job, except perhaps in health care for infants and the inform.

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BethRA January 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm

Or being slapped…

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Dorothy January 20, 2019 at 11:55 pm

“You can’t blackmail someone who doesn’t have something to hide. People who are living clean, honest lives rarely have something to hide.”

A person may wish to hide things that are perfectly “clean and honest”. For instance if a nanny threatened to publish photos of an employer’s children unless paid to not do so, that would be blackmail. Photos of children aren’t shameful but, for instance, a high net worth person might want to guard their children’s identity for simple privacy reasons, like fear of kidnapping.

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Goober January 21, 2019 at 6:54 am

It’s also very, very easy to edit the context to make something innocuous look damning.

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Patrick January 22, 2019 at 6:16 pm

Look at the issue of revenge porn. People engage in consensual acts and then have that used against them. There are a million perfectly innocent but unflattering or deeply personal things that the assistant could have captured on her phone that ms.carey wouldn’t want getting out to the general public.

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