After the Japanese earthquake, Lady Gaga created the wristbands shown above and sold them to fans as a way to raise funds for the people of Japan.
The bands were sold at $5.00 a piece, and Gaga has handed over $3 million dollars from the sales to the relief efforts, but on Friday, a Michigan based Law Firm filed a class action suit naming Gaga as a defendant, claiming that she profited from the sales by overcharging customers for shipping.
Reps for Lady Gaga are brushing off the claims, saying in a statement:
“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 $5 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.”
We highly doubt someone like Lady Gaga would be using something like this to make a buck. She hardly needs to make a couple dollars profit off of upped shipping costs…