Another Day, Another Lady Gaga Lawsuit
Fri, 01 Oct 2010 09:37:18
Another lawsuit surrounding the genesis of Lady Gaga and her persona has emerged, according to our friends at EW. Singer Wendy Starland is now suing producer (and Gaga's ex) Rob Fusari, who had been suing Gaga over monies owed him since he claimed he helped write her songs and foster her image. (That suit, as well as Gaga's countersuit, has since been dropped!) Clearly, there is money to be made by hopping on the Gaga train, even if you were booted off.
Starland filed papers in New Jersey and says she's the one who introduced Fusari to the then-unknown Stefani Germanotta. "In 2005, at a face-to-face meeting in New Jersey, Fusari told Starland that he was searching for a unique female singer, under the age of 25, who could be the female equivalent of the lead singer of the band The Strokes," the lawsuit claims. "Fusari then promised Starland that, if she could find and introduce him to such a singer, they would work together to develop the singer and share equally in any revenues earned as a result." The following year, Starland says she introduced Fusari to Germanotta, who became Lady Gaga. Starland says she has not received a dime from the arrangement with Fusari.
What a shark tank life becomes when you get famous and profitable.
Do you believe Starland's claims? Do you think Lady Gaga is surrounded by sharks and leeches who want to sip from the champagne tumbler of her fame?