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Mother Monster is getting vulgar over a lingering lawsuit brought on by her former assistant Jennifer O’Neill.
O’Neill kicked off the lawsuit in 2011 claiming that Lady Gaga owed her $390,000 in unpaid overtime- totaling 7,168 hours of unpaid work. O’Neill’s suit alleges that Gaga requested she be there waiting with a towel after a shower, that her luxury items be laid out. O’Neill also claims she had to be on call at all times in case the Mother Monster desired something at any time of the night.
Gaga is done with suit, calling the claims false.
According to People, an Aug. 6 tape recording has been obtained of the 26-year-old singer discussing the suit with O’Neill’s lawyers saying, “If you're going to ask me questions for the next five hours, I am going to tell you exactly what f––king happened, so that the judge can read on this transcript exactly what's going on…This whole case is bulls––t and you know it.”
Gaga insists that O’Neill is suing her for money she did not earn, calling her a “hood rat” and “majorly unqualified.”
She continues stating that O’Neill took advantage of the luxuries of being her assistant noting, “It is, like, such an amazing luxury that I get to travel the world and have planes, she doesn't even see what a luxury it is, but she thinks it's owed to her for no reason. She slept in Egyptian cotton sheets every night, in five-star hotels, on private planes, eating caviar."
Want to be Gaga’s assistant? It isn’t for the weak. In fact, the “Born This Way” singer is very open about what she requires in an assistant. Among the requests is the ability to handle all of her luggage, 20 bags preciously. “One of the biggest problems I had with Jen is that I felt like she didn't lay out all my stuff for me. There is 20 bags and there is only one me, and I can't sift through everything," she explains.
“You don't get a schedule that is like you punch in and you can play f––ing Tetris at your desk for four hours and then you punch out at the end of the day," Gaga continues. "This is – when I need you, you're available.”
It is unclear if the matter will see a courtroom or if there is enough evidence to pursue the case. O’Neill has not commented on Gaga’s statement due to a confidentiality agreement, People notes.