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Lady Gaga Sued By Ex-Best Friend Personal Assistant
Outrageous Lady Gaga, the glamorous and really weird dressing diva has found herself in a legal situation with someone she once called ‘best friend.’ Lady Gaga is accused of not paying overtime in a “ferocious spat” with former best friend Jennifer O’Neill, the woman who became her personal assistant.
Gaga has prepared to defend herself by writing a testimony in her own words on why no one should b paid overtime. She says that she is “Queen of the Universe every day,” according to the UK Daily Mail. Gaga says that the hours are long for her personal assistants, but that many of the hours “worked” involve partying, drinking, relaxing on yachts and overall living a luxurious life.
Gaga herself wrote a 200 page statement that explains why her entourage gets perks rather than cash. A job as Lady Gaga’s assistant had been paying 1000 euros a week, or $1330 dollars a week. Stefani Germanotta commented, “I am quite wonderful to everyone that works for me. I am going to tell you exactly what ***** happened, so tat the judge can read on this transcript exactly what’s going on, which is my ex-best friend is a **** hood-rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn. The job was essentially a favor, and Jennifer was majorly unqualified for it.”
Jennifer O’Neill, 42, is claiming that she worked 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime while being employed by the star for 13 months and is demanding $323,376 plus damages. O’Neill was paid $1000 a week and complained that she had to share a bed with Gaga, as the star hated sleeping alone. Gaga would ask her assistant O’Neill for foot rubs, as well as things like changing the DVD. O’Neill comments that she was at Gaga’s “beck and call, responsible for her grunt work.” Jennifer accuses the Gaga of selfishness and of thinking of nothing of spending tens of thousands on herself, but that she can’t be bothered with overtime.
The interesting thing about the complaints that the two women made of each other were that the assistant complained of being overworked and undercompensated, while Gaga says that a contract is a contract. Even more interesting is that Gaga felt that when people party all night, why should they get compensated for that? She felt that half of her assistants’ job was relaxing and partying. Gaga comments, “I deserve everything I’ve worked for. And [O’Neill] deserves every one of her $75,000 dollars that we agreed to. But she does not deserve a penny more.”