Back in September, we declared that Lil Wayne was the best celebrity deponent of all time, but now we may have to take back that title and hand it over to Lady Gaga, who recently proved herself to be a gigantic bitch on the record in sworn deposition testimony.
In case you were unaware, Lady Gaga is the queen of all things fabulous. She can get away with wearing things — like dresses made entirely of meat, plastic bubbles, and Kermit the Frogs — that not even Madonna would consider. Her little
minions monsters span the globe, and will jump to defend her highness at a moment’s notice. Her lyrics are powerful and awe-inspiring, and she’s a major proponent of gay rights, worldwide.
And last, but certainly not least, she’s a true New Yorker, as is evidenced by the f**k-laden deposition transcript that the New York Post got its grubby little hands on….
Lady Gaga (née Stefani Germanotta) was sued by Jennifer O’Neill, her former personal assistant. O’Neill is seeking payment for 7,168 hours of overtime work. That works out to $393,000, plus damages, for serving at the Queen of Pop’s “beck and call” from 2009 to 2011. Here are the details from the New York Post:
Lady Gaga unloaded on a former personal assistant who’s suing her for overtime pay — blasting the woman in a sworn deposition as a “f–king hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn.”
“She’s just — she thinks she’s just like the queen of the universe,” Gaga ranted, court records obtained by The Post show.
“And, you know what, she didn’t want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I’m the queen of the universe every day.”
In fairness, we’ll concede that Gaga is, in fact, the queen of the universe, that doesn’t mean she’s got the right to treat the members of her entourage like peasants when it comes to overtime pay. She claimed during her deposition that she never pays overtime, and that O’Neill is a “disgusting human being” for suing over it.
The snippets the Post pulled from the deposition make Gaga look like an enormous C-U-Next-Tuesday, and while there were many spectacularly obnoxious quotes to choose from, we’ve grabbed the best ones for your perusal. Take, for example, the pop star’s reasons why O’Neill is trash for suing Gaga for overtime pay:
“Because she slept in Egyptian cotton sheets every night, in five-star hotels, on private planes, eating caviar, partying with [photographer] Terry Richardson all night, wearing my clothes, asking YSL [Yves Saint Laurent] to send her free shoes without my permission, using my YSL discount without my permission.”
Being a glorified slave certainly has its perks. By the way, O’Neill was being paid $75,000 a year to wait on the superstar hand and foot, a job that she was allegedly “majorly unqualified” for, per Gaga. “I expect there to be a certain level of, like, you know, knowledge and academia about, like, your job,” noted the ever eloquent Gaga.
And as far as the subject of O’Neill’s lawsuit is concerned, far be it from Lady Gaga to no not make the entire debacle all about herself — whatever, she was born this way. Here’s what the fame monster had to say:
“Not that people who do that don’t deserve their hourly pay, but I’m just pointing out that I deserve everything I’ve worked for. I deserve every dollar of it. And she deserves every dollar of her $75,000 that we agreed to. But she does not deserve a penny more.”
As for the $393,000 O’Neill claims she’s owed, Gaga says she’d rather dole it out to her current employees, the ones “that work hard for [her] now that deserve it.” Never would Gaga deign to hand over the cash to O’Neill, ever: “I’m not going to give it to her so she can go to Intermix and buy herself a new tube top.”
Work, work, fashion baby? We’re not entirely sure if there’s such a thing as a $400,000 tube top (even if it’s made of, like, you know, filet mignon and stuff). But be that as it may, Gaga — a woman who goes out in public with her tits aflame, mind you — still went on the record to criticize O’Neill’s fashion sense.
Mother Monster was not pleased that she had to sit through a six-hour deposition, so she ended with perhaps the bitchiest comment of all: “You are not my f–king friend.” Ouch. Even if O’Neill just dances, everything is not going to be okay after that kind of a nasty aside. Talk about a bad (workplace) romance….
Besides which, “[t]his whole case is bulls–t, and you know it,” Jennifer O’Neill!