January 18, 2019 - 13:57 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Hours after news broke that singer Mariah Carey had filed a $3 million suit against her former executive assistant, Lianna Shakhnazaryan, for violating their non-disclosure agreement, the ex-employee fired back with a lengthy lawsuit of her own. Sheaccused Carey, and her former manager, Stella Bulochnikov, for a litany of alleged claims, including derogatory comments regarding her Armenian heritage, AOL reports.
The former personal assistant alleges that she was "subjected to severe, pervasive, sexual, derogatory, offensive, physically abusive and outrageous conduct by [Bulochnikov]," allegedly including being referred to as "a f**king Armenian whore," among other racially charged insults.
Shakhnazaryan claims she was also subjected to "acts of physical abuse" including the "slapping of [her] buttocks and breasts," as well as allegedly being tackled to the ground by Bulochnikov and "urinated upon in the presence of others on multiple occasions."
The documents also accuse Bulochnikov of making repeated offensive sexual and derogatory comments regarding her Armenian heritage, and repeated ridicule directed toward Shakhnazaryan's physical appearance.
The assistant claims Carey "had knowledge of the [conduct], as much of such improper conduct was carried out against [Shakhnazaryan] with Carey's knowledge, permission and/or in Carey's presence."
The shocking allegations made in her suit come following Carey's own lawsuit, in which Shakhnazaryan is accused of being "a grifter, a Peeping Tom and an extortionist."
Carey's lawsuit alleges that Shakhnazaryan secretly filmed her without her knowledge or permission, which if revealed would be personally embarrassing and professionally damaging to her.
Carey's lawsuit also alleges Shakhnazaryan displayed the intimate videos for her friends and co-workers, then "threatened to release the videos, and other sensitive, private information, unless Mariah provided her $8,000,000," adding that Shakhnazaryan had allegedly been blackmailing the singer.