Lada Gaga Sued By Former Assistant
Rucuss staffDecember 26, 2011
Lady Gaga is being sued by her former assistant, Jennifer O’Neill.
Well, O’Neill is suing Mermaid Touring Company, which Gaga owns and uses for concerts. O’Neill alleges in her filed court papers that she’s owed $380,000 from Gaga, which represents 7,168 hours of overtime during her 13 months of employment. The former assistant is also seeking unspecified damages.
According to O’Neill, she had to cater to the singer’s every whim throughout Gaga’s 2010 Monster Ball tour, all day and even for “spontaneous, random matters in the middle of the night.” Among her many duties, O’Neill, claims she was “ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep [Gaga] on schedule.”
O’Neill, whose salary was $75,000, not only had to help Gaga in her duplex New York apartment, but she was also required in “stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses.”
Gaga’s former assistant claims she had to be at Gaga’s beck and call, which included handling her schedule, finances and food. Part of her job was “ensuring the availability of chosen outfits,” which seems strange considering she wears outrageous outfits like her infamous ‘meat dress.’
Gaga’s rep told the New York Post the suit is “completely without merit.”
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