Gaga’s Former Aide Sues Tour Company

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December 27, 2011 | 4:00am EST

Lady Gaga’s former assistant is suing the pop superstar’s touring company over allegations she’s owed money for unpaid overtime.
Jennifer O’Neill was employed as Gaga’s aide for 13 months while the singer toured, and claims she was required to be at the star’s beck and call at her “earliest waking hour”.

In her legal papers, O’Neill alleges she had to make herself available to the Poker Face hitmaker in “stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses”, with her tasks including “ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep (Gaga) on schedule”.

But she is not suing her demanding ex-boss – O’Neill has filed suit against the star’s representatives at Mermaid Touring Company instead.

She is demanding the $380,000 she is reportedly owed for 7,168 hours of overtime during the 13 months of her employment.

However, a spokesperson for Gaga has dismissed the allegations, telling the New York Post the lawsuit is “completely without merit”.