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Lady Gaga didn’t shy away from dropping F-bombs and disparaging every part of her former assistant’s character during an Aug. 6 deposition, The New York Post has recently learned.The pop star’s ex-assistant Jennifer O’Neill sued her in December 2011, claiming she was so severely overworked she’s now owed more than $380,000 in unpaid overtime, The Post reported at the time.
During the videotaped August deposition, Gaga launched into a tirade against her ex-assistant, calling her a “[expletive] hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn,” the Post reported, citing court records it obtained recently.
O’Neill, who earned a $75,000 salary while working for the pop star, claims she worked 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime.
O’Neill also says 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,” the Post reported in 2011, citing court papers.
Gaga’s Aug. 6 deposition focused on whether O’Neill actually worked hard, whether she was a kind person, and the kind of relationship she had with the pop star.
But these two excerpts, as reported by the Post, really tell you all you need to know about the hearing:
“One of the biggest problems I had with Jen is that I felt like she didn’t enough lay out all my stuff for me” while travelling, Gaga said. “She would only open a couple of bags, and it was very stressful for me because then again on my off days I couldn’t really have a day off because, you know, I weigh 115 pounds, and I was trying to move these huge, big luggages all by myself in the room, and I did it all the time — by the way, she was asleep until 12:00 most of the time, so I was very often waking up and moving my own luggage and doing [expletive] by myself, and it was — it was a problem that I had,”
“She’s just — she thinks she’s just like the queen of the universe. 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.”
Gaga goes on to claim her assistants are actually spoiled and get to sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets, fly on private planes, party with celebrities, and shop at designer boutiques.
Her camp has bashed the lawsuit in the past, calling it “completely without merit,” according to the Post.
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