Carey faces claims she harassed ex-manager
Mariah Carey's former manager has threatened to sue the singer for sexual harassment.
Stella Bulochnikov, who was fired by the 'Touch My Body' singer in November, claims Carey "did sexual things" in her presence and would appear naked in front of her - a claim Carey has denied - according to reports from Hollywood news site TMZ.
In a further allegation, Ms Bulochnikov's lawyer Pierce O'Donnell has said the star is "addicted to alcohol, prescription pills, and marijuana".
Ms Bulochnikov worked with Carey for several years, including as an executive producer on her reality TV show 'Mariah's World'. She alleges that she was dismissed unfairly halfway through a three-year contract, a claim Carey disputes.
"Stella Bulochnikov was terminated from employment as Mariah's manager due to failure to perform her job effectively and ill-serving her client," a spokesperson for the singer told E! News. "Stella was not under contract for employment. She has been spreading false rumours 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."
Last week, Carey revealed in an interview that she has been struggling with bipolar disorder for years. "Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me," she told 'People' magazine.
"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." (© Daily Telegraph, London)