Lady Gaga Pockets Proceeds from Japan Bracelets; Gets Sued
Lady Gaga, ever the do-gooder, is being accused of doing something very, very bad. Mama Monster is facing a lawsuit for pocketing proceeds from the sale of her 'We Pray for Japan' bracelets, which were produced to wholly benefit tsunami and earthquake victims.
A Detroit, Mich. law firm made the complaint, filed while Gaga was in Japan this weekend, and alleged that the pop star kept a portion of the $5 wristband price as well as jacked up shipping costs to make some more dough. The bands, which were for sale on Gaga's website, were sold under the premise that all of the proceeds would help the victims of the March natural disaster.
According to NBCDFW, what Gaga has done -- besides being dishonest and duping her little monsters -- is "violate federal racketeering laws and a slew of consumer protection laws." While Gaga has yet to comment, the lawyer who filed against her, Alyson Oliver, did have something telling to say. "When we tried to communicate with the defendants in this lawsuit, all we got was, 'well, some of the money is being retained, but we don't really know how much,'" she told a FOX news station, adding, "If the money were going to the right place rather than into the defendant's pocket, then I hope that our effort helps that."
While all of this is going on, Gaga has been playing benefit concerts in Japan as a part of MTV Video Music Aid. Stay tuned to PopCrush for more incriminating information -- or not -- as it develops.
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