Bad news for Mariah Carey -- a judge has blocked her request to prevent her ex-assistant from accessing her medical records in an ongoing lawsuit.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Los Angeles judge has denied the singer’s motion seeking to quash subpoenas submitted by her former employee, Lianna Shakhnazaryan. The subpoenas were served on Carey’s doctors and demanding her medical records be turned over as part of Carey and Shakhnazaryan’s dueling lawsuits.
Mariah attorneys had argued that “the subpoena seeks Mariah’s private medical records and testimony regarding Mariah’s medical records, both of which are irrelevant to the subject matter of this action or the determination of any motion made in this action. Rather, the subpoena is nothing more than an improper attempt to embarrass and harass Mariah.”
The motion continues, “As a public figure, Mariah is no stranger to having her private life mercilessly dissected by tabloids. In the past, tabloids have printed articles from “sources close” to Mariah who have made various sensationalist allegations about her health. Even if the disclosure of medical records were made subject to a protective order, it would be difficult (if not impossible) to prevent further unauthorized “leaks” to the tabloids.”
A judge disagreed.
Mariah originally sued Shakhnazaryan accusing her of attempted filming “intimate videos” of her without permission and of attempting to extort her for $8 million dollars.
Shakhnazaryan filed her own lawsuit against Mariah, accusing her of wrongful termination.