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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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76.

John    

I knew there had to be a flip side to this Gaga. She's no saint. Bullying is the gift that keeps on giving for her, and she's milking the Gays.

942 days ago
77.

CJ    

Ms.Gaga, I am available if the position has not been filled. I will even make sure you have a mint on your pillow, fresh WARM towels and will even wipe your butt and wax wherever you may need it. Where should I send my CV. Available IMMEDIATELY.

942 days ago
78.

Polly    

I don't know, but isn't the title of Personal Assistant sort of a clue that is what the job would be like? Even I have a secretary to keep me on schedule, and that's what she gets paid to do . . .

942 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Who writes these articles? And, what is their level of edumacation?

942 days ago
80.

willie1    

Well has the question been asked...was she salary or hourly? I don't see anything about a hourly wage? She was an assistant, paid to be at someone becken call. This is called a job. If I go to work and my boss tells me to get them a friggen towel...you get the friggen towel. More law suits from morons

942 days ago
81.

Dooky    

GaGa looks like she does meth, or is still on meth. She always has that "stoned" look and talks like she's high, and hides her stoner, cracked-out eyes thru oversized glasses

942 days ago
82.

Chibob    

Lets do a little math. 13 months is aprox. 295 days times 24 hours = 9,480 hours minus 2,240 reg hours in 56 40 hour weeks. Then minus 7,168 over time hours leaves 72 hours. So she never had a day off and only slept 72 hours in 13 months.

942 days ago
83.

troyallen    

If you can't even get your own towel in a shower, you are pathetic person.

942 days ago
84.

Tyrion Frost    

Is this woman serious? That's what a personal assistant does! Wow.

942 days ago
85.

rsmik    

If I read between the lines she is suing for owed overtime, not for her regular responsibilities as a personal assistant, which would have had to have been outlined in the lawsuit. Like someone at tmz doesn't already know this legal stuff? Some guy there who claims to be a legal professional and has a name that starts with H?

942 days ago
86.

K1    

The article and most of the folks commenting are missing the apparent point of the awsuit. It does not appear to be about what the assistant was asked to do, but about not being paid for all the hours in which she was asked to do it. People get paid for overtime by law in most states. If she worked 80 hour weeks or something along those lines, then she obviously deserves to be paid for her time. It is not about grabbing a towel; it is about being asked to do that and whatever else she was asked to do during many hours of work.

942 days ago
87.

Lady Galore    

Caught in a bad Ho-Mance.

942 days ago
88.

Sociopaths are Sad    

I don't think people are UNDERSTANDING what's written here.
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The assistant is NOT complaining she worked as a personal slave. She simply wants to be PAID WHAT SHE IS OWED for working as a personal slave.
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In other words, the assistant is FINE with having worked as a personal slave, she just wants to be PAID for it. And apparently GaGa did not feel that having a towel handed to her and waking her up was the assistant working for her wage. GaGa thought the assistant did all the for FREE. Well, the assistant begs to differ and is launching a lawsuit which basically says
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"GaGa you self-entitled monster, PAY ME FOR MY HOURS WORKED".
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That's what this is about. But TMZ is trying to humiliate the assistant, most likely because TMZ is a wh0re being paid by GaGa's camp. Pathetic.

942 days ago
89.

Ruth    

Well I would also be "whiney" if I was owed so much money!

942 days ago
90.

candice    

13 months = aprox. 390 days.

7168 hours "overtime" = 18 hours/day in "overtime"..EVERY DAY... 7 days/week

Soooo... she worked for 18 hours/day for just over a year and never received a single paycheque... not really sure that any judge could take that seriously!

942 days ago
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