Mariah Carey has reportedly been accused of sexual harassment by one of her former security guards.
According to TMZ, Michael Anello, the owner of Carey’s former security company, has prepared a draft lawsuit which alleges that the singer continually humiliated him by calling him a Nazi, a skinhead, a KKK member and a white supremacist.
Anello has also claimed that Carey sexually harassed him and didn’t pay her bills.
TMZ claims to have obtained a copy of the draft lawsuit, which has not yet been filed, alleging that Carey committed ‘sexual acts with the intent that they be viewed by Anello’.
The lawsuit describes how when Carey asked Anello to come into her room to help her move some luggage during a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, when he got there the singer was wearing only a see-through negligee that was open.
Although he attempted to leave, it is alleged, Carey insisted that Anello help move the luggage.
He says that he left the room and there was no physical contact.
In the draft of the lawsuit, Anello claims that his company worked for Carey from June 2015 to May 2017 and that he is owed an astonishing $221,329.51.
It is claimed Carey also promised that his company would have another two years of work for her which would add $511,000 onto the tab.
As well as humiliating him, Carey also referred to his colleagues as members of hate groups such as the KKK.
TMZ contacted Carey’s people for a response and reported: ‘Mariah’s people have no information on the sexual harassment claim’.
They added: ‘Mariah’s people were in touch with Anello’s lawyer on Monday and were agreeable to pay certain invoices but we’re told Anello is not satisfied with the amount’.
The lawsuit is now currently on hold and although it is unclear why, it is probably due to settlement negotiations taking place.
The allegations follow numerous actresses, including A-listers Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, making accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein including rape and sexual assault.
Yesterday 27-year-old actress Kristina Cohen alleged that Westwick, who is known for playing Chuck Bass in the hit TV series Gossip Girl, ‘held her down and raped’ her at his apartment three years ago.
In an emotional Facebook post, Kristina wrote:
The last month has been incredibly difficult. Like so many women I too have a story of sexual assault, and the outpouring of stories have been both triggering and emotionally exhausting. I’ve gone back and forth over and over again, unsure if I should speak up. If I could speak. And if so, will I be heard?
I was sexually assaulted three years ago. It was a dark time in my life. My mom was dying of cancer and I didn’t have the support system or time to process and deal with the aftermath of the rape. I buried my pain and guilt to make space for the onslaught that came after my mom’s death, just three months later.
Even now, I grapple with feelings of guilt. Unfounded worry that in some way I was to blame. I don’t know where these feelings come from. Social conditioning that everything is always the woman’s fault? That a man’s inability to keep himself off of our bodies is somehow because of us, not him?
Westwick has since denied the claim saying that ‘I do not know this woman’ and ‘I certainly have never committed rape’.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.