Mariah Carey appears to be the first female entertainer publicly accused of sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, which has seen more than 75 women accuse the producer of sexual misconduct.
What's the story?
A former security guard reportedly employed by Carey accused the entertainer of racially charged speech as well as sexual harassment.
According to a draft of a lawsuit obtained by TMZ, the security guard – Michael Anello, who worked for Carey from 2015 to 2017 — alleged that the entertainer humiliated Anello by referring to him as a member of various hate groups.
Carey purportedly called Anello — who is white — a Nazi and a Skinhead and said that she "wanted to be surrounded with black guys, not white people."
Anello's draft also claimed that Carey committed "sexual acts with the intent that they be viewed by Anello."
He alleged that during a trip to Mexico, Carey requested that he visit her room to move luggage around.
When he arrived, Carey reportedly wore a see-through negligee, which was left open.
Anello said that he attempted to leave, but Carey insisted he move the luggage. He added that he ended up leaving the room and that there was no physical contact.
In addition to the allegations of sexual misconduct and racial abuse, Anello alleged that Carey also stiffed him on hundreds of thousands of dollars in wages from 2015 to 2017.
Did Carey respond?
According to TMZ, Carey's camp made contact with Anello and reportedly agreed to pay him for certain invoices.
TMZ reported that Anello is dissatisfied with the amount purportedly offered by Carey for the select invoices and that a lawsuit is currently on hold for settlement negotiation purposes.