Lady Gaga Settled Lawsuit With Former Personal Assistant/Best Friend

Nearly a year ago, we reported that Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant (and best friend for nearly a decade) Jennifer O’Neill was suing the pop star for $393,000 of unpaid overtime. O’Neill claims that she was on-call at every hour of the day for Gaga and that her salary of $75,000 didn’t cover the extra time she spent handling the pop star’s “communications and 20 bags of luggage.”

U.S District Judge Paul G. Gardephe ordered the case to proceed to trial because of the expectation that O’Neill had to be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This expectation sometimes qualifies for overtime compensation.

The trial was scheduled to begin on November 4, 2013 but the case was dismissed when both parties settled for an undisclosed amount out of court. 

Guess Lady Gaga changed her tune when in deposition she stated she would not give a cent to her former assistant.  What do you think of these celebrity employment lawsuits–are they genuine or just shakedowns?  Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

*image by Eva Rinaldi, Flickr

Email or Call Shirazi Law Firm for a consultation: 310-400-5891. Join us on the following networks for the latest legal news:

Shirazi law firm employment law newsletter


Get In Touch:

What City does Shirazi Law Firm practice in?

We get a lot of spam submissions - this question helps us find your message more efficiently. You can find the answer in the address adjacent to this form.
This form does NOT create an attorney-client relationship.

Shirazi Law Firm Logo

Shirazi Law Firm, PC

Shirazi Law Firm, PC

1875 Century Park East,
Suite 1025,
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: 310 400 5891
Fax: 888 908 7359