Mariah Carey finds herself at the center of a troubling ongoing lawsuit, and it appears she is trying to settle the matter as quickly and quietly as possible.
In the early hours of Nov. 8th, TMZ wrote a report that Carey is being accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed by her former head of security, Michael Anello. While it should be noted that the two parties have put a pause on legal proceedings in an attempt to settle the matter out of court, the allegations against Carey are surprising.
In his lawsuit, Anello alleges Carey both insulted him with comments about looking like a white skinhead and sexually harassed him while he worked for her from June 2015 to May 2017. The suit alleges Carey once said she “wanted to be surrounded by black guys, not white people”.
Aside from the allegations of Carey’s behavior toward Anello, the lawsuit is seeking outstanding payment for services rendered during Anello’s tenure as her head of security to the tune of $221,329.51 and an additional sum of $511,000. This is the first time she has been at the center of a lawsuit in which allegations of sexual harassment are the primary focus. Carey has not released a statement to the public about this lawsuit or any of the allegations made about her.