Mariah Carey’s Former Manager Sues Singer Over Alleged Civil Rights Act Violations
Mariah Carey's former manager Stella Stolper is suing the "Infinity" singer and claims Carey violated "the U.S. Civil Rights Act, a Violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act" and breached an existing contract.
According to TMZ, Stopler has filed the paperwork to set a lawsuit into motion after being let go by Carey about a year ago. Stopler claims there is a significant amount of money that she hasn't been paid, and TMZ adds that there's much more to the story that will surface soon.
Carey hired Stopler, who had previously been a standup comedian, in 2013. Stopler produced Carey's reality show Mariah's World and is credited with helping Carey manage her breakup with former fiance James Packer.
Stopler and Carey were "inseparable for years," according to The Daily Mail, which added that Stopler may have eventually overstepped her bounds.
An unnamed source told Page Six in 2016 that "Stella is the furthest thing from a manager. She's a TV producer," adding that she had manipulative tendencies.
"She's practically moved in with Mariah and now she has so much stuff on her that she can get her to do anything. She's pulling the strings, and Mariah does whatever she says," the source added.
Carey signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation in November 2017 — it was around this time that she was said to have let go of Stopler.
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