Lady Gaga’s Ex-Assistant Sues For $380,000 In Unpaid Wages


Lady Gaga, we expect more from an enigmatic pop superstar like yourself. Sure, carry the Elephant Man’s bones in a canvas tote or rent out a pyramid sarcophagus in New Orleans if you want, but mistreating your workers? That seems bizarrely out of character, so we hope this latest allegation is untrue. According to CNN, however, Lady Gaga‘s ex-assistant Jennifer O’Neill is currently suing the diva for almost $380,000, payment for the whopping 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime O’Neill claims to have accumulated in 2009 and 2010. You know wig-related tasks alone could have easily add up to 500 hours. Shouldn’t quality weave wrangling be justly rewarded?

According to the lawsuit she filed December 14, O’Neill claims Monster Monster was, well, something of a goblin queen while on her Monster’s Ball tour, often requiring her assistant to work without breaks for meals or adequate sleep, as well as functioning as Gaga’s “personal alarm clock” and “ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower.” Predictably, Gaga’s reps says O’Neill’s “lawsuit is completely without merit.” It had better be, Gaga. Don’t you know we’d wake you up with fresh hot towels for free? You would if you would just read any of our letters.

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