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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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61.

Everyones~A~Star    

Dear Lady Gaga: I would be happy to be your slave and hand you a towel, just seeing the world would be payment enough...I would seriously love a job that let me travel and watch a creative genious in action...what a douche the assistant is....380 grand for passing a towel.....seriously??? Sign me up....beats the **** out of what I made what I made last year. I am not in the 1% lol.

982 days ago
62.

b    

by law she doesnt get over time.

982 days ago
63.

GagaFan    

whats so wrong with that whiney assistant???

982 days ago
64.

Noname    

Boo ******* hoo, You're a personal assistant it's what you do.

982 days ago
65.

AGENT smith    

Merry Christmas Lindsay, TMZ is there something wrong with asking your assistant for a towel.....why aren't you writing about Lindsay????

982 days ago
66.

Pink Froyd    

There is a total of 9,504 hours in a 13 month period if you add 24 hours a day. How in the hell do you get 7,168 hours of overtime? That comes out to 18.1 overtime hours a day.

982 days ago
67.

erkg    

Duh - isn't that part of what an assistant does???? Assists????? - and would think Other Duties as Assigned would be most of responsibilities.

982 days ago
68.

darom    

watch a rare video of drake beating up his girl friend http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgs6P7Rtvn8&feature=plcp&context=C3ab490cUDOEgsToPDskIko99kg2iYNxdUs2QgPkqu

982 days ago
69.

And thats the truth    

This is $538.00 per hour. Lady GaGa, I will fetch your towel and even run your bath water for that kind of dough.

982 days ago
70.

YouDontSay    

I believe that defines "assistant"

982 days ago
71.

JP02    

Well - let's do the math - that's 6616 hours of overtime in a 12 month period. If she was paid for 40 hours per week and then add in the 6616 hrs of overtime she was off the clock for about 10 minutes per day...... That's one hard working lady!

982 days ago
72.

Anna    

Oh boo hoo. You had to do your job.

982 days ago
73.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

That's why it's called an ASSISTANT BITCH!

982 days ago
74.

Truth    

I DONT DISAGREE WITH HER CLAIM BUT HER MATH IS BOGUS!! 7168 HRS OVER 13 MONTHS OR 56 WEEKS (1YR = 52 WKS + 4 WKS = 13 MOS = 56WKS) COMES OUT TO 128HRS A WEEK O/T PAY!!! WTF??? DOES THAT MEAN SHE WORKED 7 DAYS A WEEK WITH 18 HRS O/T EACH DAY??? SOMEONE IS F*CKED UP FOR REALZ. #TRUTH!!

982 days ago
75.

Kari    

I was a fan of Lady Gaga--but after her expletive filled Christmas tweet, I don't care what happens to her. She is totally without class.

982 days ago
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