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Lady Gaga hits back at wristbands lawsuit

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 16:19 [IST]

Controversial singer Lady Gaga has hit back at the lawsuit filed by a lawyer, alleging that she had pocketed some amount by overcharging fans for the wristbands that was meant to help the victims of the Japanese tsunami/earthquake. She termed it as a misguided lawsuit.

“This misguided lawsuit is without merit and unfortunately takes attention away from the kind deeds of the fans around the world who are supporting the people of Japan. The entire five dollar donation made with the purchase of each bracelet is going to support the disaster relief. No profit is being made on shipping costs. Sales tax charges were made in accordance with local legal requirements. Lady Gaga has personally pledged her own funds to this cause and continues to support the victims of the disaster," The Daily Mirror quoted the spokesperson of the singer as saying.

Lady Gaga's website sells five dollar (£3.13) wristbands which say 'We Pray For Japan'. It also accepts donations, promising that all the proceeds would go towards Japanese relief fund. However, Attorney Alyson Oliver filed a lawsuit for the sales tax and a 3.99 US dollar (£2.49) shipping charge imposed on the buyers.

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