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Lady Gaga Lawsuit

Whiney Assistant Claims Gaga

Demanded Towel After Shower!

12/25/2011 7:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lady GagaIn what reads like one of the biggest sour grapes lawsuits of the year, Lady Gaga's former assistant claims she was a slave to the singer, having to do such unconscionable things as fetching a towel for her after she showered, and keeping GG on schedule!

Jennifer O'Neill says in her lawsuit ... she worked for Gaga for 13 months, and is owed $380,000 in overtime.  O'Neill says in her suit her job included "ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep [Gaga] on schedule."

O'Neill claims she had to cater to Gaga in "stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses."

And, O'Neill says, she was required to be at Gaga's beck and call at her "earliest waking hour."

O'Neill is suing for the $380k -- which represents 7,168 hours of overtime during the 13 months.

Gaga is not a defendant.  O'Neill is suing Mermaid Touring Company, which Gaga uses for concerts and what not.

Gaga's rep told the New York Post the suit is "completely without merit."

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bb    

Ugh, I hate this clown. She needs to get over herself pronto.

929 days ago
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tre    

i'd say **** that, get your own towel and get your own ass there on time... but not everybody, most degrade themselves just to be part of the spotlight

929 days ago
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jr70895    

Not sure how much she was paid, however is that not what a personal assistant suppose to do? Basically doing all the things the "star" does not want to do and for the most part their personal slave.....

929 days ago
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Kelster    

sucks

929 days ago
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redwriter    

Hello? There's only one "L" in towel. Merry Christmas from the grammar police!

929 days ago
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croc    

this just takes the cake! a assistant is hired and as part of her job she has to scheduel appts. and actually hand a towel to lady gaga?
and for this, among other duties, she gets paid a whole LOT of money?..um, hell, where do i sign up for this job?.i do a lot more for my family, cook, clean, ,no frills,,for a whole lot LESS.. HELLO, THIS WAS HER JOB! betcha a thousand people sign up for this job. pronto..

929 days ago
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Eric    

lol, what did she think an assistant is supposed do?

929 days ago
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Samuel Smithers    

Dur Dur, I are tha munkey that writes fur TMZ. Towell, and beck and call, lulz!!!

929 days ago
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Jim    

Jennifer dear... You need to LEARN what being a personal assistant entails. If you don't like it, don't take the job, you idiot! Oneill sounds like a money grabbing B to me. I'm on team GaGa with this.

929 days ago
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Terrence    

Well she was a personal assistant what did she expect to have to do

929 days ago
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error    

how lame - if i paid that much for a personal assistant she'd be waking me up, getting me towels, and blowing me.

this girl should consider herself lucky.

929 days ago
12.

craig    

ohhh booooo f^&%IN HOOOOO..i work for lady gaga and have to towel her naked body for hundreds of thousands of$$$$,now you can join us on the waiting list for ups or mcdonalds,MS GAGA I WILL BLEACH YOUR YOU NO WHAT FOR HALF THE PRICE SHE WAS GETTING IF YOU ASKED,I WILL BE YOUR SLAVE WITH NO LAWSUITS AT ALL SWEETY

929 days ago
13.

Kàt    

That's the Christmas spirit!
Ungrateful little *%*&
Go and get a real job....like McDonald's, if working for Gaga is so bad. Geeez!

929 days ago
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GayMarla    

my classmate's mother makes $84 every hour on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8514 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site View More

929 days ago
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Boondoggle    

Check your headline, TMZ. Towel should have only one "l" in it. Regarding the former assistant, had she ever been a personal assistant before? Isn't that what they do? However, if she was paid by the hour and actually did work all that overtime without being paid for it, then her lawsuit is understandable.

929 days ago
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