LaGaga’s attorneys said that McBride claimed to have come across the pups on the sidewalk and had ‘no notion’ the dogs belonged to Gaga.
One of the most famous and talented musicians of this generation Lady Gaga again is in the news. This time rather for a dog-theft lawsuit than music.
By arguing that the plaintiff knew the French bulldogs had been theft, Lady Gaga is hoping to have the action against her dismissed and avoid paying the $500,000 reward for their safe return.
In a late-night incident in 2021, the Bad Romance singer’s two dogs were abducted, and her dog walker Ryan Fischer suffered serious wounds after being shot and left for dead.
On the same day that Lady Gaga announced that she would pay $500,000 (£418,000) for their safe return, Jennifer McBride turned over the pop star’s pets.
After not receiving the $10,000 prize when she returned the animals in February, McBride filed a lawsuit against Gaga, claiming the singer had made it “very clear” that there would be “no questions asked.”
In court documents, Gaga’s lawyer claims that plaintiff Jennifer McBride “seeks to profit from her participation in a crime.”
“The law prohibits a person from committing a crime and then making money off of it.”
Gaga’s attorneys said that McBride claimed to have stumbled upon the pups on the sidewalk and had ‘no notion’ the dogs belonged to the star.
She was a “direct and knowing participant in the criminal enterprise,” they contend, though.
She is also asking for reimbursement for her legal expenses as well as damages for her pain, suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. However, Gaga’s legal team stated that returning the dogs has not caused her any harm.
On July 10, a hearing about the request to dismiss will take place.
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