Lady Gaga's Ex-Assistant Sues

Singer is kind of a little monster, claims Jennifer O’Neill

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 26, 2011 2:40 PM CST

(Newser) – Lady Gaga just can't get good help these days: At least not the kind who will seamlessly handle all aspects of her life, manage her crazy wardrobe, wait at her beck and call at all hours, and not sue for their trouble. Seems one Jennifer O'Neill is suing Gaga for some $380,000 in unpaid overtime for her 13 months on the $75,000-a-year job, reports the New York Post. O'Neill claims, among other things, that she ensured "the promptness of a towel following a shower and (served) as a personal alarm clock to keep [Gaga] on schedule,” according to court papers.

O'Neill says her services were required at her “earliest waking hour” or for “spontaneous, random matters in the middle of the night." Another former PA claims she was required to sleep with Gaga most nights, because the singer didn't want to be alone, and that the two shared showers and makeup time. A Gaga rep dismissed the lawsuit as "completely without merit."

In this Feb. 13, 2011 file photo, Lady Gaga accepts the award for best pop vocal album at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
In this Feb. 13, 2011 file photo, Lady Gaga accepts the award for best pop vocal album at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
Lady Gaga arrives at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo,Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
Lady Gaga arrives at Narita international airport in Narita, east of Tokyo,Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.   (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
In a shocking development, Lady Gaga might be a teensy bit demanding.
In a shocking development, Lady Gaga might be a teensy bit demanding.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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