Lady Gaga Responds to Japan Charity Bracelet Lawsuit

June 29, 2011 By:
Lady Gaga Responds to Japan Charity Bracelet Lawsuit

Lady Gaga is calling the recent claims that she tried to profit from her charity wristbands “misguided.”

The Michigan based law firm, 1-800-LAW-FIRM, is suing the singer for $5 million. Nothing says professional representation more than a 1-800 number. I mean, this company’s name is one word away from being a sex line. I guess their massive billboards alongside highways just aren’t cutting it, so they’re resorting to suing Lady Gaga to drum in business.

They’re alleging that Gaga purposely inflated the cost of shipping and handling for her “We Pray for Japan” bracelets so she could profit from the venture. Because you know, Lady Gaga is struggling so badly. The bracelets were sold for $5, plus $3.99 for shipping and 60 cents for taxes.

Gaga’s spokesman said:

“His misguided lawsuit is without merit and unfortunately takes attention away from the kind deeds of the fans around the world who are supporting the people of Japan. The entire $5 donation made with the purchase of each bracelet is going to support the disaster relief. No profit is being made on shipping costs. Sales tax charges were made in accordance with local legal requirements. Lady Gaga has personally pledged her own funds to this cause and continues to support the victims of the disaster.”

Ari Kresch, an attorney from the law firm, said:
“I'm suing Lady Gaga simply to hold her accountable for giving the money that she was raising for charity to the cause that she was trying to raise it for."