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    Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:53:35

    Lady Gaga Settles Lawsuit Over Japan Bracelets - She donated $107,500

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    To settle a lawsuit, Lady Gaga donated $107,500 to the victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The suit was the product of claims that Gaga had misled fans and visitors to her website with a promotion to sell wristbands for charity. Her site claimed that all proceeds would go directly to relief efforts in Japan, but sales tax and a $4 charge for shipping were added, creating additional funds that were not donated. The lawsuit claimed she profited, when she was including a S+H charge. Such a dumb suit.

    The rubber bracelets featured a Gaga paw and "We Pray for Japan."

    $1.5 million was raised for the victims in Japan through the charity, but Alyson Oliver, an attorney from Detroit, Michigan, claimed that not all the money went to the intended Japanese victims. Under the terms of the settlement, Lady Gaga and several other defendants, will fork over $107,500 to the victims. They do not admit any wrongdoing despite the donation. And they donated more. That's why we love Gaga.

    What do you think of this suit + donation?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.28.12



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