Lady Gaga to Pay $100,000 in Japanese Charity Bracelet Lawsuit
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:12:29
Lady Gaga and seven other defendants in a class action lawsuit have been ordered to pay over $100,000 to settle the case. The case was tried in Michigan.
It was not determined that Gaga or the other defendants were liable. However, the heart of the case was the argument that the Mother Monsters and others had not sent all of the money raised by her wristbands for earthquake relief in Japan to victims and that they netted a profit.
"It was settled and amicably resolved," Allison Oliver, attorney for lead plaintiff Caitlin Demetsenare.
Gaga will pay $107,500 to a charity that will aid the tsunami victims rather than refunding the people who bought the bracelets.
Gaga attempted to raise money for Japan after the 9.0 earthquake struck on March 11, 2011 by designing rubber bracelets for fans to purchase, the proceeds of which would benefit the victims.
The lawsuit claims that Gaga and Universal Music made money from extra shipping costs and taxes, and therefore profited.
At least the suit is resolved.
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