Mariah Carey and her ex-manager Stella Bulochnikov have settled their legal dispute which involved allegations of sexual harassment, according to celebrity news website The Blast.
Court documents reveal the 48-year-old singer has “reached a mutually agreed to resolution of this matter” with Bulochnikov.
When Carey first hired Bulochnikov, she was soon described as a ‘Russian dictator’ by the singer’s friends.
One was quoted as saying that she “practically moved in with Mariah and now she has to much stuff on her that she can get her to do anything. She’s pulling the strings, and Mariah does whatever she says.”
Reports at the time claimed that after Carey brought Bulochnikov aboard, the music icon cut contact with many of her old team.
Bulochnikov was made an executive producer on the reality show ‘Mariah’s World’, which she also appeared in.
The falling out
In 2017, Carey fired Bulochnikov mid-way through her three year contract.
The ex-manager launched legal action under the U.S. Civil Rights Act and the Housing And Fair Employment Act, alleging breach of contract.
She also accused Carey of sexual harassment by often being nude around her.
She also accused the singer of having a substance abuse problem.
Bulochnikov was seeking unspecified damages.
In response, a spokesperson for Carey said:
“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.”
According to court documents, Bulochnikov has agreed to “discontinue this action against Mariah Carey with prejudice, with each party to bear its own attorneys’ fees and costs.”
“After working together for almost three years, Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov have determined that it is in their mutual best interest to part ways on day-to-day management.
“During their time working together, they have accomplished great things, including, most recently, Mariah Carey’s new music and motion picture projects for this upcoming holiday season.
“Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov remain partners in a number of business ventures, and will continue to support each other in those endeavors.”
The boss shouldn’t be nude around employees
James Vercoe from Discrimination Claims said it should go without saying that bosses shouldn’t walk around naked in front of employees.
“It doesn’t matter how powerful you think you are, or how much of a superstar you might be – some things are just plainly unacceptable” he said.
“Certainly here in Australia, a worker would have a very strong case of sexual harassment if they had to look at their boss naked – and more so if it occurred every day.”
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