Richardson Ordered to Turn Over Photos in Lady Gaga Case

There's been an update in the lawsuit that Lady Gaga's former assistant has filed against the singer. You may recall that Jennifer O'Neill, 42, Gaga's former assistant and "best friend" (according to the singer) brought suit in December 2011 claiming that the singer failed to pay her more than $380,000 in overtime pay.

Well, as of last week, a Manhattan Federal Court Judge Paul G. Gardephe ordered famed photographer Terry Richardson to hand over nearly 150,000 pictures he took of Stefani Germanotta aka Lady Gaga during her “Monster Ball” tour, as O'Neill (who worked for Gaga from 2009-2011) claims they are indicative of how closely she worked with the singer and just how extensive her hours were. See some of our favorite Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson pictures after the break ...

Earlier this year, O’Neill’s lawyers sought a subpoena, which would require Richardson to produce candid photos he had taken of Gaga and O'Neill during the singer's “Monster Ball” tour in 2011. Richardson isn't exactly thrilled to hand over the photos; in fact, his attorney filed a motion to quash the order, claiming the photos are “irrelevant” to O’Neill’s case and calling the request “harassment.” However, following the court's most recent ruling, Richardson must turn over the pictures, as the court has deemed them relevant evidence (a pretty easy standard to meet in most cases). More to come ...