Stefani Germanotta, who is better known as Lady Gaga, has settled the lawsuit that her ex-bff and former assistant filed in December 2011. Just days after U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe denied Gaga's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, the parties settled the dispute out of court.
In case you missed it, Jennifer O’Neill, who Gaga claims was her best friend since she was 19 years old, brought suit in New York, claiming that the singer failed to pay her more than $380,000 in overtime pay. O’Neill was paid a salary of $75,000 for her time with the singer, and according to her complaint, she didn’t get breaks to eat or sleep and was routinely called to deal with “spontaneous, random matters in the middle of the night.” In a deposition for the case, Lady Gaga had some choice words for O’Neill, calling her a “f*cking hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn.”
And she didn't stop there. Under oath, Gaga also said: “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. This is — when I need you, you’re available ... an eight-hour workday could still be a very difficult workday, you know, if you’re digging ditches." Luckily, the two have settled the lawsuit out of court, and as of now, few details regarding the terms are known, aside from that the claims were dismissed with prejudice and that the court retained jurisdiction for the purpose of enforcing a settlement.