Group Files Suit Against Lady Gaga Over Japan-Relief Wristbands
June 28, 2011 at 8:56 AM (PT)
A MICHIGAN-based group has filed a lawsuit against LADY GAGA, claiming charitable donations from the sale of wristbands intended for JAPAN's disaster relief were misrepresented. MARKETWATCH.COM reports, "The group, 1-800-Law-Firm, said the suit, which requests status as a class action, was filed FRIDAY by firm partner ALYSON OLIVER in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of MICHIGAN. The complaint alleges to have evidence of racketeering through 'a review of publicly available documents and interviews with confidential witnesses.'"
"While we commend LADY GAGA for her philanthropic efforts, we want to ensure that claims that ‘all proceeds will be donated to JAPAN's earthquake relief efforts’ are in fact true," OLIVER said in a statement. "Our intention with this lawsuit is to uncover any improprieties committed by LADY GAGA and appropriate the full donations assumed to the victims in JAPAN."
Read the complaint here.