Singer and entertainer Lady Gaga charity scam has been unveiled. Gaga being accused of racketeering and corruption over a scam involving money raised for a charity that was suppose to go to the victims of the Japan earthquake. A law firm based out of Southfield Michigan is accusing the singer of keeping $5 million.
“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,” said Ari Kresch, an attorney with 1-800-LAW-FIRM, which is based in Southfield, Michigan. “But when you use your celebrity and your power as a musician to take money from people under false pretenses, that’s just wrong,” said 1-800-LAW-FIRM attorney Alyson Oliver
The Lady Gaga charity scam involved $5 for a “We Pray for Japan” wristband, another $3.99 for shipping and handling and $0.60 for tax. The lawsuit alleges that the singer got greedy by inflating the shipping cost and refusing to disclose how much of the $5 actually went to the Japanese victims. “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,” Oliver said.
Gaga had said when giving a description for the wristband, “Little Monsters, show your support for Japan with this ‘We Pray For Japan’ wristband! Choose your price to add an additional donation with your wristband. All proceeds go directly to Japan relief efforts.” The law firm thinks that, possibly no money went to the victims, and they will find out. There has been no response as of yet from her representatives over the suit.
Last year, Lady Gaga lost millions from her worldwide tour. Some people speculate that the money from the charity was used to compensate for her loss. However, there are no facts to back it up, and we’ll just have to wait to find out what happens with this lawsuit.
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