Gaga Sued for Allegedly Ripping Off Charity

Her own charity, to boot
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2011 10:04 AM CDT
Lady Gaga poses with a "We pray for Japan" wrist band during a press conference to promote MTV Video Music Aid Japan in Tokyo Thursday, June 23, 2011.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

(Newser) – Lady Gaga set up a charity to benefit victims of the Japan earthquake—nice, right? Not according to a lawyer from Michigan's 1-800-LAW-FIRM, who is suing the star and accusing her of ripping off that very charity, Radar reports. Gaga sold We Pray For Japan wristbands for $5, plus $3.99 in shipping and handling charges and 60 cents in taxes. The law firm claims she inflated the costs and kept the extra money raised for herself, and also notes that she won't reveal how much of the wristband money is actually going to victims.

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