Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant has filed a lawsuit against the singer saying that she is owed thousands of unpaid overtime. I figured if she was going to be sued for anything, it would be auditory damage from being required to listen to her songs on a regular basis. Go figure. The Daily Mail says:
Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant has launched legal action against the Poker Face singer, claiming she was overworked and underpaid.
Jennifer O’Neill, from Long Island, was employed by the star for 13 months, accompanying the 25-year-old her on her Monster Ball world tour last year.
She alleges that she put in 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime and is now owed more than $380,000, according to a report in the New York Post.
The 41-year-old claims she had to cater to the singer’s at times unreasonable demands around the clock.
She insists she had to ensure ‘the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep [Gaga] on schedule.’
She was not given breaks for meals ‘or, at times, even sleep,’ and needed to be available at the star’s ‘earliest waking hour’ or for ‘spontaneous, random matters in the middle of the night,’ according to the court papers.
O’Neill, who was paid $75,000-a-year, also had to ensure ‘the availability of chosen outfits’. Gaga is, of course, famous for her eccentric wardrobe and once wore a meat dress to MTV Video Music Awards.
She filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court last week against the superstar’s Mermaid Touring company for unpaid overtime.
My math skillz may be off a tad, but I’m not sure how you can work 7,168 hours of overtime in 13 months. In any case, for $75,000, even I’d hand Lady Gaga a towel for her freshly-washed penis and keep her on schedule with a blowhorn to the ear. Hell, I’d tell her that she’s the greatest, most original artist in the history of the world for that much money. I may loathe her, but principals are for the wealthy.
Lady Gaga introduces Japan to flapjacks: