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careypackerigPopcorn time! The situation between Mariah Carey and her now ex-fiancé, James Packer, seems to have gone from bad to worse.

According to people in Mariah’s camp, Packer – to put it bluntly – “is not in his right mind.”

Those sources told TMZ, “she had to leave him” and he hasn’t been “present for her” in a couple of months. They refer to the Australian billionaire as “mentally unstable.”

But what’s really a problem – so say the sources – is that he got “violent” a month ago on a yacht in Greece.

Here’s that story via TMZ:

Sources connected with Mariah claim James did “something really bad” involving her assistant. The sources would not elaborate but we’re told after the alleged incident Mariah bailed on the vacation, got off the boat and returned to L.A.

OK, if you’re keeping score, Mariah’s people say James Packer is “violent” which is why Mariah is no longer with him, but of course Packer’s camp say the allegations are “simply untrue.” reported breathlessly on the split as well, also citing mental health issues as the reason for the abrupt breakup.

Carey and Packer this summer in happier times.


A rep for Carey told Entertainment Tonight their relationship went south during a Greece vacation last month, and a source close to the singer told PEOPLE Carey pulled the plug after Packer failed to be “present for Mariah or her family.”

 However, a rep for Packer tells PEOPLE claims Carey was the one who called it quits because of Packer’s mental state and behavior are “simply untrue.”

“James has not been in a mentally healthy place. His behavior was not a desirable situation for Mariah so she unfortunately had to leave him,” said the close Carey source.

According to a source close to the billionaire businessman, however, it’s “typical Mariah to just twist things that don’t sound good to her. They split because she has issues. James is definitely an oddball, but a brilliant great guy. To put her issues on James is ridiculous.”

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