Mariah Carey has opted to avoid trial, and has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with her ex-assistant who she accused of blackmail!
Mariah Carey has opted to avoid trial, and has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with her ex-assistant! Mariah Carey has settled her $3 million blackmail case against her former assistant. Mariah filed suit against Lianna Shakhnazarian, aka Lianna Azarian, in 2019, accusing her ex-employee of attempting to use intimate videos of the singer, along with footage of her engaging in embarrassing personal activities, to land an $8 million pay day. Shakhnazarian, who was let go in 2017, was also alleged to have violated their non-disclosure agreement. She denied the extortion claims, but now the two parties have reached a settlement. According to legal papers obtained by the New York Posts Page Six, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Andrew Borrok officially brought the dispute to an end on Wednesday, when he simply declared, Case settled. Details regarding the agreement have not been made public, and representatives for Carey and Shakhnazarian have yet to comment on the news. However, the case isnt quite closed as a ruling is still pending regarding Shakhnazarians appeal against sanctions imposed against her in September for reportedly destroying evidence, including an old cell phone, which could have helped Mariah Careysargument. Judge Borrok ordered her to surrender her current phone for forensic examination, as well as cover attorneys fees for Carey regarding the spat over evidence. Posted in Read more