Mariah Carey calls former assistant a ‘Peeping Thomasina’

Crooner Mariah Carey claims her former assistant — who she fired for secretly recording embarrassing videos of the pop-star — is a “Peeping Thomasina” and a money-grubbing opportunist, according to newly filed court papers.

Carey alleges in her $3 million lawsuit that former assistant Lianna Shakhnazarian, instead of being a “loyal ally” and doting aide, “was instead “an opportunist, a voyeur, a Peeping Thomasina and an extortionist.”

The legal action was first reported in January by TMZ, and it wasn’t immediately clear why the papers were suddenly filed in New York Supreme Court.

Carey’s suit slams Shakhnazarian, aka Azarian, saying the internationally-renowned singer hired her out of her dead-end clothing-store job in March 2015, and paid her as much as $327,000 to work for her.

“Azarian delighted in the perquisites of luxurious international travel, fine dining, appearance on Carey’s television programs, and the excitement of working for and being in daily intimate contact with an internationally renowned artist and personality,” the papers read.

“Unsatisfied with her extraordinary compensation, access and lifestyle, Azarian sought to grow her wealth by robbing Carey of her privacy,” says the lawsuit. “Azarian secretly videotaped Carey engaged in intimate acts that, if revealed, would be personally embarrassing and professionally damaging to Carey.”

The action does not further explain the contents of the “intimate” videos.

Azarian then allegedly told a colleague she would use the videos as an “insurance policy” to extort Carey, and “buy a big house.”

After she was fired in November 2017, Azarian allegedly threatened the songstress, saying she would release the clips unless Carey coughed up $8 million.

The suit accuses Azarian of breaching the Non-Disclosure Agreement she signed when she started working for Carey. The singer is suing for breach of contract, and asking a judge to bar Azarian from releasing the recordings.

A lawyer for Shakhnazarian did not immediately return a message.

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