Mariah Carey’s former manager threatens to sue singer for sexual harassment

Singer's management denies claims, saying they will defend against the allegations if they make it to court

Maya Oppenheim
Tuesday 17 April 2018 15:52
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Stolper was fired by Carey in November 2017
Stolper was fired by Carey in November 2017

Mariah Carey’s former manager has claimed she was sexually harassed by the singer and will be filing a lawsuit against her.

Stella Stolper, who was fired by Carey in November 2017, claimed the singer suffers from substance abuse issues. She also claimed that the star did not take her medication for bipolar disorder.

Stolper is alleging that the singer was often naked and performed "sexual things" in her presence, according to entertainment website TMZ.

She will also claim that she was unfairly fired in the middle of her three-year contract, according to the celebrity news site.

The musician’s management has denied the claims and said they will defend against the allegations if they make it to court.

“If this frivolous and baseless claim is filed, we will defend against it vigorously and successfully,” a representative for Carey told TMZ.

Stolper worked with Carey as an executive producer on reality TV show Mariah’s World.

Carey, one of the best-selling singers in history, revealed she had bipolar disorder last week.

She said she was first diagnosed with the disorder in 2001 and sought treatment after what she described as “the hardest couple of years [she's] been through.”

She told People magazine: “Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me. It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. 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.”

Carey, who has had 18 number one hits in the US and sold more than 200m records worldwide, said she continued to undergo therapy and take medication for bipolar II disorder, which causes periods of depression and hypomania.

The Independent contacted a representative of Carey for comment.

For more information on bipolar and a support line number, visit bipolaruk.org

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