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Stop It! Mariah Carey Wants Former Assistant's Lawsuit Tossed Out Of Court

Mariah Carey Wants Former Assistant's Lawsuit Tossed
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Mar. 3 2019, Updated 9:54 p.m. ET

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Mariah Carey wants former assistant Lianna Shakhnazarian out of her life for good.

The diva wants her latest lawsuit to get tossed out of court.

She claims it has no merit and that the pair already reached a settlement years ago.

Carey, 49, denies all claims made against her by Lianna Shakhnazarian.

The Blast website reports the when singer signed an agreement with James Packer her lawyers state that Shakhnazarian signed away all rights to future claims against her former employer.

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In her latest lawsuit Shakhnazarian says that she did not know what she was doing and that the same lawyer represented her and Carey and did not look after her interests.

She alleges any emotional distress caused to Carey was a result of third parties and not her.

And she also rounds on her former famous boss by alleging that further distress was caused by Carey's own mental state of mind.

The ex-assistant says Carey is not entitled to damages as a result of her own alleged "fraud or misrepresentation (whether intentional or negligent) perpetrated by her."

Carey had previously sued Shakhnazarian for trying to blackmail her through secret videos.

The singer revealed she hired the woman to be her executive assistant in March 2015. She claimed Shakhnazarian was hired with an initial starting salary of $250,000 (which increased at one point to $327,000).

In her papers she stated that she "turned out to be a grifter, a Peeping (Tom) as in a and an extortionist."

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She claimed her ex-assistant "secretly filmed Mariah engaged in personal activities which, if revealed … would be personally embarrassing and professionally damaging to Mariah."

Carey alleged the videos contained "intimate moments" that could be used against her.

Her papers stated: "She secretly filmed Mariah engaged in personal activities which, if revealed … would be personally embarrassing and professionally damaging to Mariah."

Carey and her lawyers alleged that threatened to use the videos in an $8 million scam against the performer.

She reportedly told another employee that if Carey fired her "she would sell the video for profit and buy herself a home."

It was also alleged she used her employer's credit card to buy expensive gifts instead of for business purposes only.

Carey sued for breach of contract, extortion and invasion of privacy.

She sued seeking in excess of $3 million in damages and a court order that any goods her former assistant purchased be declared her property.

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