Mariah Carey is now one step closer to facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit from her former manager.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Carey’s doorman was served with a summons by Stella Bulochnikov, who worked with Mariah for years and was featured on her reality show.
A process server for Bulochnikov tried several times to serve Carey with the summons but “the doorman would not call up to the apartment saying that he knew Ms. Carey was not home.” Finally, on the third attempt, the server simply left the documents with the doorman.
The summons is the final step before Bulochnikov files her lawsuit. We’re told that Bulochnikov believes she’s owed commissions on the fortune she helped Mariah make during their time together. According to sources close to Stella, the number is north of $100 million dollars in three years.
Bulochnikov is also prepping to sue Roc Nation because she believes they interfered with her joint venture with Mariah — which was going to produce movies and TV shows — which was worth $50 million. Part of that lawsuit will also include allegations of canceling and then re-booking of shows to cut out Stella’s commission.
As The Blast first reported, Bulochnikov filed her initial document in April, stating the nature of her lawsuit will be breach of contract, violation of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, and a violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act.
She’ll be seeking damages plus interest and costs.
As The Blast first reported, Carey and Bulochnikov parted ways in November 2017. They released a joint statement at the time, saying:
After working together for almost three years, Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov have determined that it is in their mutual best interest to part ways on day-to-day management. During their time working together, they have accomplished great things, including, most recently, Mariah Carey’s new music and motion picture projects for this upcoming holiday season. Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov remain partners in a number of business ventures, and will continue to support each other in those endeavors.
Our sources say Mariah’s Las Vegas residency deal was one of the last ones Bulochnikov made before they parted ways.
Aug. 14 11:00 AM PT — A rep for Mariah tells The Blast, “We don’t have a clue whether a doorman did or didn’t receive mail or a summons. We understand that the doorman did, however, receive a couple of UPS packages and a tenant left a note for him asking him to pick up a quart of milk at Gristedes.”
A source tells The Blast that papers were given to a receptionist, which is not a valid way to serve someone. So, as of Tuesday morning … Mariah has not officially been served the documents.