Lady Gaga’s former assistant, Jennifer O’Neill, is suing the singer’s touring company, claiming that Gaga treated her like her personal slave.
In her lawsuit against Mermaid Touring Company, Jennifer said that in her 13 month employment for Gaga, she is owed $380,000 in overtime pay. She said that she had to ensure the promptness of a towel following Gaga’s showers and she had the awful task of keeping Gaga on a schedule.
The $380,000 she is suing for represents 7,168 hours of OT that she worked for Gaga during those 13 months. She claims that she had to cater to the singer in “stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses.”
She added that she was required to be assisting Gaga at her “earliest waking hour.”
Lady Gaga’s representative calls the lawsuit “completely without merit.”
It sounds as if Jennifer was merely doing what she was paid to do. But if she is due some overtime wages, we’ll surely report on the settlement, if any.
What do you think? We think that there are a lot of people that wouldn’t mind doing Jennifer’s job.