Lady Gaga Blasts Former Assistant As “F**king Hoodrat” in Court Papers: Report
Lady Gaga blasted her former assistant in an ongoing dispute over allegedly unpaid wages. According to a deposition obtained by the New York Post, the pop star was under oath in August when she railed against Jennifer O’Neill, who claims she worked 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime between 2009 and 2011, and is owed at least $393,000, plus damages.
But Gaga, in her sworn testimony, ripped the allegations and O’Neill, calling her a “f**king hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn.” “She’s just — she thinks she’s just like the queen of the universe,” the singer reportedly said. “And, you know what, she didn’t want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I’m the queen of the universe every day.”
Gaga, who accused O’Neill of staring at her like a “witch” during the deposition, argued that her former employee “knew exactly what she was getting into, and she knew there was no overtime.” “This whole case is bulls**t, and you know it,” added the singer, going on to call O’Neill a “disgusting human being” for suing her.
Gaga also allegedly accused O’Neill of being “lazy,” not setting up her hotel rooms correctly, misusing the star’s celebrity discounts for herself, and sleeping in one of two beds on a private jet that should have gone to special guests.
The “Born This Way” songstress — who ticked off all the luxurious perks O’Neill received, some allegedly behind Gaga’s back — conceded that her staffers don’t have a traditional 9-5 schedule, but insisted they still work just eight hours a day.
“You don’t get a schedule that is like you punch in and you can play f**king Tetris at your desk for four hours and then you punch out at the end of the day,” Gaga said. “This is — when I need you, you’re available.”
She went on to add, “Not that people who do that don’t deserve their hourly pay, but I’m just pointing out that I deserve everything I’ve worked for. I deserve every dollar of it. And she deserves every dollar of her $75,000 that we agreed to. But she does not deserve a penny more.”
“When your best friend looks you in the eye and says ‘Why can’t I have that seat on your private plane, I’m your friend,’ the first thing I thought was ‘You’re not my f**king friend,’” Gaga said, reiterating, “You are not my f**king friend.”