Apparently, a company called 1-800-LAW-FIRM claims the pop singer has been charging customers extra for shipping costs of the bracelet, and keeping the excess cash for herself.
“When you use your celebrity and your power as a musician to take money from people under false pretences, that’s just wrong,” said the firm’s lawyer, Ari Kresch.
“When we tried to communicate with the defendants in this lawsuit, all we got was, ‘well, some of the money is being retained, but we don’t really know how much.’”
Gaga launched the charitable bracelet in March this year to raise money for victims of the devastating Japanese tsunami and earthquake, but if these claims are found to be true, the 25-year-old will have broken American consumer protection laws, reports Vogue UK – and no doubt some form of legal action will follow.
We hope this isn’t true, Gaga. Stay tuned for updates.