Mariah Carey sued by her manager: Stella Stolper ‘files lawsuit for breach of contract’

Mariah Carey is reportedly being sued by one of her closest friends and confidantes.

The singer’s former manager Stella Stolper has allegedly filed paperwork for a lawsuit against Mariah over breach of contract.

According to TMZ, Stella will also fight to prove a violation of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, a Violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Sued: Mariah Carey is reportedly facing a lawsuit from her former manager Stella Stolper, TMZ reported on Monday

The website claims a ‘huge amount of money’ is being sought for missed payments as well as the aforementioned breaches.

It is expected that more details will follow shortly. MailOnline has contacted representatives for Mariah Carey for comment. 

Mariah hired Stella, a former stand-up comedian, in 2013 as part of a huge team shake-up.

They were considered ‘inseparable’ for around two years but Mariah and Stolper (nee Bulochnikov) reportedly parted ways around a year ago.

In March 2016, a source close to Mariah came forward to say that Stella did not ‘act like a manager’ to the musician.

The insider told Page Six: ‘Stella is the furthest thing from a manager. She’s a TV producer. 

‘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.’ 

Stella executive produced and masterminded Mariah’s reality TV show Mariah’s World. 

But when the singer signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in November 2017, she found not only a record label but management, talent agency, touring and concert production company as well as music, film and TV production.

This is when she is understood to have dropped Stella from her immediate team.

An unnamed source told Page Six that month: ‘She is getting legitimate people, assistants, a lawyer, and Stella is not happy about it.’