Lady Gaga is being sued for $5 million by 1-800-LAW-FIRM for allegedly keeping a portion of the profits from the sale of her ‘We Pray For Japan’ wristbands, RadarOnline is reporting. Attorney Ari Kresch, who works for the Southfield, Michigan based law firm, told Radar that he’s suing the singer “simply to hold her accountable for giving the money that she was raising for charity to the cause that she was trying to raise it for.”
Kresch also said customers were lead to believe that the proceeds gathered from the wristbands would could directly to the victims of the March 2011 earthquake that occurred in Japan. But he adds that the singer sold the wristbands for $5, and charged $3.99 for shipping and handling and an extra 60 cents for taxes. However, the lawyer says Gaga exaggerated the costs and received more than her initial investment. The firm’s automated phone message urges people who bought a bracelet to join the lawsuit.
Written by: Karen Benardello