Lady Gaga's Ex-Assistant Says She Was Forced To Sleep In The Same Bed As Her
4 February 2013, 11:59
The 'Born This Way' singer's ex-employee has said she was given "no privacy' by Gaga during her employment.
Lady Gaga's former assistant has accused the US star of forcing her to sleep in the same bed, in new claims as part of her lawsuit against the 'Marry The Night' singer.
Jennifer O'Neill worked with Lady Gaga on her 'Monster's Ball' 2010 tour for 13 months and is suing Lady Gaga for an estimated £225,000 worth of overtime pay.
The ex-employee of Lady Gaga alleges that the singer didn't like to sleep alone and forced her to share a bed with her, as well as invading her privacy over the course of her employment.
"I was by her side virtually 24 hours a day, seven days a week," Jennifer testifies, in court documents acquired by the New York Post. "That includes sleeping in the same bed with her. Because she did not sleep alone.
"I felt like it was [a requirement]. Unlike anybody else on that tour I did not have my own hotel room," Jennifer goes on to say. "I was not asked if I wanted my own hotel room.
"I had no privacy, no chance to talk to any family, no chance to talk to any friends, no chance to have sex if I wanted to have sex," she added. "There was no chance to do anything."
Check out a picture of Lady Gaga performing a duet with Tony Bennett at the White House Inauguration Staff ball last month below (Credit: Instagram):
Lady Gaga is contesting the claim and her own deposition saw her discrediting Jennifer as a "f*****g hood rat" who was aware that Gaga and her team did not pay overtime.
"Everyone's headlines need an updating," Gaga tweeted this weekend after the details emerged. "'Former assistant' is actually "my best friend from NY since I was 19". Painful stuff."
Lady Gaga is currently on her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour and recently confirmed plans to launch her new album 'ARTPOP' this autumn.