Daily Dish: Mariah Carey Reveals She Was Abused
The singer reveals to Larry King that she suffered emotional and mental abuse in an earlier relationship.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Mariah Carey admitted on Larry King Live that she was emotionally and mentally abused by a former partner.
During her interview, Larry King asked Mariah how she reacted to the news that Rihanna was assaulted by Chris Brown.
“I was very sequestered, as you know, when I first started out… I wasn’t really allowed out of the house, so I can’t imagine what she went through,” Mariah said.
Mariah, who is currently married to Nick Cannon, revealed that she was abused in a previous marriage.
“Emotionally, mentally, in other ways… it’s scary,” Mariah said. “You know, I just think you get into a situation and you feel locked in. If your situation is similar to one of the situations I’ve been in – which I won’t harp on – for me, to really get out, it was difficult because there was a connection that was not only a marriage but a business thing, where the person was in control of my life.”
Mariah was married to legendary Sony Music executive Tommy Mottola from 1993-1997. Mariah stars in Precious, which opens in select theaters this Friday, Nov. 6. (People)
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