So apparently Lady Gaga‘s been selling bracelets to benefit Japan, because apparently groundbreaking artists use seven-year-old ideas when it comes to charity. Anyway, the esteemed offices of 1-800-LAW-FIRM (you know you can trust them because they use a generic telephone number as their name) are filing a class-action lawsuit against her, accusing her of skimming money off the top for herself.
“I’m suing Lady Gaga 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,” said Ari Kresch, an attorney for 1-800-LAW-FIRM, which is based in Southfield, Michigan. Gaga charged $5 for the wristbands, another $3.99 for shipping and handling and $0.60 for taxes. But the law firm claims she inflated the costs and pocketed the extra cash and also refused to reveal how much of the $5 actually goes to the Japanese victims. SOURCE
I’m going to side with Gaga, if only because (A) I’d like to think that no one would be so morally bankrupt that they’d purposely steal money from Japan, but then again we live in a world where you can get billions of dollars for destroying the American economy. And (B) they named their law firm after their phone number. Come on, you’re telling me a room full of people with law degrees couldn’t think of a good name? It also doesn’t help that they currently have the story plastered all over their website which kinda screams PUBLICITY STUNT … which I completely bought into! Well played, phone number lawyers. Well played.