Lady Gaga Being Sued Via Federal Class Action Suit Over Japanese Charity Bracelets
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 09:10:24
Many sources report that a federal action lawsuit has been levied against Lady Gaga relating to the rubber bracelets the "Born This Way" singer created and sold to benefit the people of Japan after the March 11th earthquake ravaged the country. Gaga claimed that she would donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the $5 bracelets to charity, but a Detroit-era legal network said in its complaint, which was filed Friday, that Gaga kept part of the $5 that every customer paid for the "We Pray For Japan" wristbands and inflated shipping charges so she could pocket more. She then counted even the money she allegedly pocketed in her donation figures, artificially inflating donation numbers, in order to make more money, the suit charges.
The suit also alleges that Gaga used deceptive advertising and that personal profits from the bracelets violated federal racketeering laws and a slew of consumer protection laws.
Hmmm, this doesn't sound like our gal Gaga. She is a generous heart and soul and we can't imagine her trying to profit while looking like a do-gooder.
We'll keep you posted as to how this shakes out.
Did you happen to purchase a Lady Gaga "We Pray For Japan Bracelet?"