Lady Gaga’s Crazy
Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant, Jennifer O’Neill says Mother Monster is indeed a monster. O’Neill filed suit several days ago, claiming that Gaga is crazy.
You don’t say.
[From the Hollywood Reporter]
Jennifer O’Neill, Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant has filed suit against her former employer, alleging that she was overworked and underpaid.
The 41-year-old worked for Lady Gaga for 13 months, accompanying the 25-year-old singer on her 2010 Monster Ball world tour. O’Neill alleges that she put in 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime and is owed more than $380,000, according to New York Post.
O’Neill says she catered to the singer’s eccentric whims and demands around the clock. She insists she had to ensure ‘the promptness of a towel following a shower” and acted as a “personal alarm clock to keep [Gaga] on schedule.”
She earned decent money — $75,000 a year– but alleges that she got no breaks for meals or sleep and had to constantly make sure that Gaga had ‘the availability of chosen outfits’.
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court last week against the superstar’s Mermaid Touring company for unpaid overtime.
This is not the first personal assistant to complain about working for Gaga. Former employee Angela Ciemny claimed she had to sleep with the singer most nights because she refused to be alone, according to Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga.
A spokeswoman for Gaga has branded the lawsuit “completely without merit.”
On one side, I think $75,000 a year for a personal assistant gig is incredible. On the other side, it does sound like Gaga is a crazy (coked-up) employer and that $75,000 wouldn’t even begin to cover the pain and suffering of being Gaga’s on-call task-monkey 24-7.
Would you want to work for Gaga?