The former personal assistant to Lady Gaga was “figuratively, if not literally, always at (Gaga’s) side” and “on duty during all hours of each 24-hour day with no entitlement to breaks … or, at times, even sleep.” The assistant was even responsible for “ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower.”
The problem, as the assistant’s lawsuit claims, is that Lady Gaga failed to pay her overtime. Now, she says, she’s owed hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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