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Lady Gaga

Russian TV Co. Sues

Over Ill-Fated Performance

1/29/2012 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Lady Gaga
The Russkies are pissed ... claiming a doomed Lady Gaga concert screwed them out of $1.5 million -- and now, they're taking it to court.

TV Service ZAO -- a media company that owns the Russian music network MUZ-TV -- filed the legal docs in Miami, claiming it paid the $1.5 mil to book Gaga for the upcoming MUZ-TV awards in June ... but the deal fell through ... and they still haven't gotten their money back.

According to the lawsuit, ZAO attempted to book Gaga through a Miami-based management firm called NWE -- which claimed it had the necessary Gaga connections to lock down the pop star for the summer appearance.

But ZAO claims NWE was just blowing smoke -- and ultimately failed to secure the singer.

ZAO claims it has repeatedly asked for its money back, but NWE has refused -- and worse ... siphoned off $300,000 from the 7-figure sum as a broker fee.

ZAO is suing for ALL its money back, plus damages. Calls to NWE have not been returned.

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1.

Jack    

They want a broker fee for not coming through?
To think, people claim Russia's full of scammers...

937 days ago
2.

Truth    

How lame... so in fact, Lady Gaga had nothing to do with the lawsuit since she nor her personal mgt team are even involved. TMZ makes it look like Gaga herself is being sued, smfh. Sounds like Harvey, et al... are using Caca's name like everyone else following the pathetic trend for a few hits on a website. #Truth!!

936 days ago
3.

Fan    

Lada Gaga claims she would sit in her room alone, doing drugs.


Check out her dilated pupils in the photo.


Such a sweet little role model. Not.

936 days ago
4.

SheisHot    

Love her look and would like tongue her holes all night long.

936 days ago
5.

Carmen    

I love lady gaga! They just need to research more on what company to use to get her. Don't believe everything!

936 days ago
6.

barney    

Gaga looks more like a man then a woman.Could this be because it is a man.Something to think about.

936 days ago
7.

barney    

Gaga looks more like a man then a woman.Could this be because it is a man.Something to think about.

936 days ago
8.

Sonja    

Love her! ....and the headline should actually read, Russian TV company sues Miami Management company... since no one is suing Lady Gaga herself... anything to draw out the haters.

936 days ago
9.

jet link    

Since you already started reading you cant stop. My name is Kalena. I have black hair, and green eyes. I am 15. I was abused my whole life. I have no ears or nose, because my parents chopped them of with a rusty knife. I am dead. I will show up in your room in 15 mins days and kill you by chopping off your body parts with a rusty knife unless you repost this on 10 pages. THIS IS NO JOKE!! If you do, something good will happen to you within 15 mins. If you don’t believe this, wait

936 days ago
10.

static    

They're dumb to do business with the Russians but even dumber trying to screw them.

936 days ago
11.

buzz kill    

Hope they send her to Siberia, don't they still have work camps there.

936 days ago
12.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

Misleading headline. Sensationalist fail! Next!

936 days ago

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