Lady Gaga Sued Over Charity Wristband

June 27, 2011 By:
Lady Gaga Sued Over Charity Wristband

Guess not everyone is gogo for Gaga. Lady Gaga is being sued for $5 million dollars over her charity ‘We Pray for Japan’ wristbands.

Gaga was selling the wristbands for $5, plus $3.99 for shipping and handling, and 60 cents for taxes and claimed all the money was going to relief efforts in Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami. But apparently she profited a pretty penny from the charity wristbands.

Ari Kresch, an attorney with Michigan-based 1-800-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."

The attorneys claim they have contacted Gaga's representatives, who refused to disclose how much money is being "retained" by the star from the sales.

Alyson Oliver explained: "When you use your celebrity and your power as a musician to take money from people under false pretences, that's just wrong.

"When we tried to communicate with the defendants in this lawsuit, all we got was, ‘Well, some of the money is being retained, but we don't really know how much’, is the essence of the response that we got.

She raised over $250K in just 24 hours of the bracelets going live online. Instead of pointing fingers and claiming she ripped off people, can’t we just focus on the positive for once? The point is she raised A LOT of money for the relief efforts. What are your thoughts? Who are siding with?