Lady Gaga is to go to court, accused of ripping off her own Japanese earthquake charityto the tune of $5 million. She is said to have charged extra for the wristbands sold in aid of the charity and of being secretive about how much of the proceeds actually made their way to helping the victims of the natural disaster and its aftermath.
According to a message on the website of 1-800-LAW-FIRM, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the “Poker Face” singer. It claims that Lady Gaga scammed money from the sale of her “We Pray For Japan” wristbands which was rightfully owed to the victims of the Japanese earthquake disaster.
“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 for 1-800-LAW-FIRM, which is based in Southfield, Michigan.
The “We Pray for Japan” wristbands promoted by Lady Gaga have been on sale for $5, with another $3.99 being charged for shipping and handling and $0.60 for taxes.
Does that seem expensive to you? It does to the 1-800-LAW-FIRM. They claim that Lady Gaga inflated the costs of the wristbands, pocketing the extra cash. She has also been refusing to reveal how much of the $5 actually goes to the Japanese earthquake victims.