Lady Gaga Facing A Lawsuit Over Japan Charity Wristbands?

 
Lady Gaga Facing A Lawsuit Over Japan Charity Wristbands?

28 June 2011

Lady Gaga is reportedly facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit over the sale of charity wristbands she created to raise money for the Japanese tsunami and earthquake relief fund.

Gaga designed the bracelet herself and sold them to fans, with the proceeds donated to clean up programs after the tsunami.

Have you picked up Lady Gaga's new album yet? Buy it online here!

But attorneys from a law firm in Michigan have now filed a lawsuit against the singer, alleging she overcharged fans for shipping and pocketed some of the postal costs.

The $5 million law suit names Gaga as a defendant, as well as a number of her affiliated companies, and seeks compensation and statutory damages, including a refund for all of the plaintiffs who bought wristbands.

Alyson Oliver, partner of the 1-800-Law-Firm, says, "While we commend Lady Gaga for her philanthropic efforts, we want to ensure that claims that 'all proceeds will be donated to Japan's earthquake relief efforts' are in fact true. Our intention with this lawsuit is to uncover any improprieties committed by Lady Gaga and appropriate the full donations assumed to the victims in Japan."

Meet Gaga in Australia! Find out how here.

Do you think this is true? We doubt Gaga would deliberately overcharge her fans! She has been a very vocal supporter of the Japanese relief fund.


Share

Comments (0)

Post Your Own Comment

Login to post comments!

Please login or sign-up for free!

Click here to listen
Take 40 Australia on Facebook

Take 40 Loves

If music is your motivation, try the NEW SoundLink Colour Bluetooth speaker from BOSE. Performance so full and lifelike, every song on your playlist can inspire you.
Find Out More
Get the action from the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra and the chance to win the iPhone 6 featuring Sheppard's ARIA moments. Selfies included!
Find Out More
Tell us which SingStar artist you want to meet, and you could win a PlayStation 4 and the new SingStar: Ultimate Party game!
Enter Now
Poke, Like or give us a thumbs up on Facebook and get all the latest music news!
Like us
The new Surface Pro 3. Get more done with the adjustable Kickstand, Surface Pen, and optional click-in keyboard.
Find Out More