Lady Gaga sued by toy maker for $10 million over Lady Gaga dolls disputeBy Angel Cuala on Jul 25, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Lifestyle, United States •
Pop singer Lady Gaga is now being sued by a toy maker for $10 million, after the “Born This Way” singer reportedly delayed the shipment of a doll exclusively designed after her image, and that she prefers them to be released in 2013, along with the release of her new album and her perfume “Fame”.
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According to New York Daily News on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, MGA Entertainment filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, accusing Lady Gaga and her team for being “engaged in intentional and deliberate delays,” which will result for not meeting its deadline with distributors this summer.
As noted in the report, MGA paid $1 million in advance to Bravado International Group for the rights to produce the Lady Gaga dolls in December 2011, but claimed that the 26-year old singer acted in “bad faith” and requested for some changes on the doll, thus affecting the delivery schedule this Christmas.
The toy manufacturer noted that they returned to the drawing board so that the demands of the singer will be met. But when the samples were presented sent last April, Lady Gaga allegedly requested them to remove its voice chip, with MGA saying in the lawsuit that they invested millions in the pre-production of the Lady Gaga dolls.
Meanwhile, Amanda Silverman, Lady Gaga‘s spokesman, said that the dispute is between MGA and Universal Music Group‘s merchandising company only, and that there was no legitimate reason for dragging the name of the “Bad Romance” singer; whose real name is Stefani Germanotta.
“Lady Gaga will vigorously defend MGA‘s ill-conceived lawsuit and is confident that she will prevail,” Silverman was quoted in the report, adding that the singer and her lawyers have not yet seen the court papers.
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