Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lady Gaga Sued By Toy Company For $10 Million !

Lady Gaga is being sued by toy manufacturer MGA Entertainment for $10 million for an alleged breach of contact after Gaga licensed the company to make a doll in her image.






According to the
"New York Daily News", MGA Entertainment claims that Mother Monster requested the removal of a voice chip from their Lady Gaga doll, which then jeopardised their ability to meet retail deadlines. The toymakers claim that Gaga and her team "engaged in intentional and deliberate delays" to postpone its launch until 2013, to coincide with her new album and perfume.

The company reveals it sent prototypes to Gaga in March and Mother Monster asked that the doll’s facial structure "be more supermodel-like".



"Think a prettier version of Gaga", MGA officials state they were instructed via emails. "Thin out the cheeks and sharpen the jawline. Give her more of a cat-eye and sexier, poutier lips". After meeting Gaga's demands, which also included a "Born This Way" zombie doll ensemble, MGA sent samples back to Gaga in April, and that was when she allegedly asked that its voice chip be pulled. Gaga then sent word that she wanted shipping delayed to 2013, in spite of the fact that MGA has been already making deals with distributors on its end.


Gaga's spokesman Amanda Silverman told "The New York Daily News" that Gaga’s lawyers have yet to see the court papers.







She confirms to "The Huffington Post" that Gaga has not seen the complaint and has no comment at the time. Silverman adds that this is a dispute between Universal Music Group's merchandising company and MGA. "There was no legitimate reason for dragging Lady Gaga into that dispute," she wrote in a statement to The Huffington Post. "Lady Gaga will vigorously defend MGA's ill-conceived lawsuit and is confident that she will prevail."



It has to be mentioned that this isn't the first time Mother Monster has been sued. Last December, Gaga's former personal assistant Jennifer O'Neill filed a lawsuit for $380,000, claiming that the pop icon was a nightmare to collaborate with and frequently made diva-like demands.





O'Neill alleged that for $75,000-a-year she had to cater to Gaga's every whim at any hour of the day or night. According to court papers obtained by The New York Post, O'Neill was responsible for "ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep (Gaga) on schedule".



What do you think? Is this lawsuit against Lady Gaga reasonable or bogus?

Do you beleive that Lady Gaga is difficult to work with and not as easy going as she seems? 

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