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    Mariah Carey Claims Emotional and Mental Abuse

    Rihanna may have had it rough, but, unfortunately, hers is not the only abuse story on the docket this week.

    Mariah Carey appeared on Larry King Live last night and admitted she's faced her own difficult relationships. "Abuse has several categories," she tells the host when he asks if she's ever been in a situation similar to Rihanna's. "[I've been abused] Emotionally, mentally."

    Not unlike the battered pop star, Carey says the hardest part was breaking free from ex-husband Tommy Mottola (whom she doesn't mention by name but very clearly alludes to).

    "It's scary," she admits. "I just think you get into a situation and you feel locked in…For me, to really get out, it was difficult because there was connection that was not only a marriage, but a business thing where the person was in control of my life."

    When asked for her thoughts on Rihanna's struggles, she reacts the way many of us have.

    "Yikes," she says calmly, later adding, "I can't imagine what she went through."

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    Too much serious! Time for Silly Celebs' Goofy Grins!

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