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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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16.

Jim    

This is about $35/Hr if she gets Time and a Half for overtime. Not sure if you get just straight time pay for all that overtime...but if so it equates to $53.00 per hour. Not to bad for being someone's Whipping boy! (or girl in this case)

944 days ago
17.

Dianne    

Not sure if I should believe

944 days ago
18.

Marie    

7 168 hours, over 13 months, amounts to 18 1/2 hours a day, every single day, in overtime. If she, on top of that, worked regular, daily, 8 hours shifts, it amounts to 26 1/2 hours of work every day...

944 days ago
19.

Bob    

she might want to check her math - we're supposed to believe she had 120 hours of overtime every week? Yeah okay. Good luck with your case.

944 days ago
20.

Areader    

What Miss O'Neil describes is the job description of a "Personal Assistant"....Merry Christmas!

944 days ago
21.

Tony Anderson    

Oh please.... What do you think a personal assistant does? She received a $75,000 salary to get towels, keep her boss on schedule, fed and to perform other tasks necessary to smooth-out the life of a very busy person. If the job was too much for her she could have simply quit. I'm not sure where overtime comes into play with a salaried position. It never did for me. Okay... be that as it may. If she felt she was not fairly compensated for what she considered excessive hours.... why did she let it go on for over 7,000 hours? Only a complete fool would do that. AND... to take a position as a personal assistant and air your views in public later is tacky beyond words. Good luck finding a job for another public figure. This gal is a real Judas.

944 days ago
22.

Ace    

One of the wonderful things about America is that you can quit a job whenever you desire. There is no such thing as servitude anymore.

944 days ago
23.

Jack     

I was a Butler for the rich and famous. New money always acts like this. If the Person was hired for 24 hour service they should be paid for this.
Gaga should personally pay this person in public showing what a good person she claims to be.
Mermaid Touring Company is ripping off this person.
I would not only take Mermaid Touring Company, to court but also GAGA to show what a fake and fraud they are.
People with new wealth are always super cheap.
Gaga is just a karaoke singer!!!!!!!!
To the fat house wife who wants a job with gaga hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Merry Christmas hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

944 days ago
24.

dd    

DUH, you are a personal assistant!

944 days ago
25.

static    

Completely without merit like Stefani's career?

944 days ago
26.

xskellington    

Um, I'm sorry, but is that not exactly what a personal assistant should do? She will forever be known as the girl who sued Gaga.. Shame shame shame.

944 days ago
27.

JJ    

GaGa; musical talent with beastly looks.

Doesn't surprise me that she did this crap.

944 days ago
28.

magentapyramid    

Does Gagg Gagg get her assistant to flush the toilet for her too?

944 days ago
29.

UPYOURS    

Don't like this singer, her "name" alone turns me totally off. HOWEVER, if this broad was her assistant, those were her duties. Frivolous lawsuits like this should be summarily dismissed and the person filing it should have to pay all court costs.

944 days ago
30.

A.J.     

Hey I can accomplish those onerous and unconscionable tasks!! I can I can, I'll take her job! I need a job!

944 days ago
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