Shocking news: Lady Gaga is being sued for millions of dollars over allegations that she ripped off a charity in a bid to pocket extra cash for herself.
Sifting through all the boring legal hoohaa, we have found that a private law firm has filed a lawsuit against Gaga which claims that she fleeced her fans, keeping the profits from the sale of her We Pray For Japan wristbands, when the money should have gone directly to the victims of the disaster.
We know the recession is tough, but quite why exactly a multi-millionaire like Gaga would feel the need to nick money off earthquake victims is unsure, and coincidentally why we pretty much don’t believe it.
"I'm suing Lady Gaga simply to hold her accountable for giving the money that she was raising for charity to the cause that she was trying to raise it for," said Ari Kresch, an attorney for the firm which is called 1-800-LAW-FIRM. 1-800 LAW FIRM? Doesn’t read like the most reputable law firm in the world… we fear sounding like those ‘no win, no fee’ adverts isn’t exactly going to help their case.
The wristband cost $5, with an added $3.99 for shipping and handling and $0.60 for taxes. 1-800 LAWFIRM reckon Gaga inflated the shipping costs and pocketed the extra cash. So basically, the whole $5 went to the charity, but a percentage of the shipping cost allegedly did not and this is why 1800-LAWFIRM are poking their noses in.
Lady Gaga is yet to comment, probably was a bit busy. Yesterday she was off performing a concert in Tokyo for MTV to raise money for charity. For the Japanese Earthquake Relief to be precise…