Mariah Carey and Stella Stolper have now settled the legal disputes between them after a year of legal battle, with Stolper having sued Carey for unfair termination and indecent conduct.
A legal battle between Carey and Stolper has been going on since last year. Stolper sued Carey in New York under the U.S. Civil Rights Act, California Fair Employment and Housing Act and breach of fiduciary duty.
The issue started with the women parting from their professional relationship in November 2017. A statement from Stolper read, “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.”
The statement also said, “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.”
Stolper also asked for monetary damages which would be decided at trial.
The Blast reported that this amount is in millions, and her lawyer Pierce O’Donnell said Carey is “addicted to alcohol, prescription pills, and marijuana” and that if she does not pay up, Stolper has plans to come with a “blockbuster exposé lawsuit”.
TMZ reported that Stolper accused Carey of being naked in front of her a lot and for owing her money because she was fired in the middle of her contract.
Carey’s rep told E! at the time, “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.”
The rep added, “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.”
Her rep also made not of the fact that “this is the first lawyer who will move forward on Stella’s behalf, having previously gone through three others who wouldn’t.”
Stolper’s rep replied, telling E!, “The statements regarding our client, Stella Bulochnikov Stolper, put out by Mariah Carey’s representatives are demonstrably false.”
The rep added, “Ms. Stolper denies any and all allegations of wrongdoing. As someone without an NDA, Ms. Stolper will ensure that the truth will come out at the appropriate time.”
A source also said that Stolper took money without being entitled to it, charged personal expenses to Carey and tried to get Carey’s talent agent to try and book engagements for her, which is against California law.
The two have now settled the case according to E!. Stolper’s attorney Marlen Kruzhkov said, “Ms. Carey and Ms. Stolper have agreed to resolve all disputes between and among them.”
Neither Carey nor Stolper have personally spoken out about the resolution of their legal battles.