and her former assistant were unable to agree on a settlement in legal battle, in which Mariah has accused her ex-employee attempting to blackmail her for $8 million using intimate videos taken without her permission.  She then alleged that Lianna tried to extort her out $8 million by threatening to leak the tapes. Lianna fired back with her own lawsuit against Mariah, accusing her wrongful termination. According to court documents, Mariah and Lianna were unable to settle their differences, after they each recently attended separate mediation dates in an attempt to work out some kind compromise to avoid a court trial. Their lawyers informed the judge that “the parties were unable to resolve these matters,” and the two them will now have to prepare to go to trial.

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In Mariah’s lawsuit, she explains that, after she hired Lianna as her assistant in 2015, the woman “turned out to be a grifter, a Peeping (Tom)asina and an extortionist.”  Lianna has denied any wrongdoing and has argued that any mental or emotional distress suffered by Mariah were the result her own behaviour.