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Lady Gaga responds to Japan charity wristband lawsuit

Lady Gaga holds a news conference in Chiba, near Tokyo. (AP)

“This misguided lawsuit is without merit and unfortunately takes attention away from the kind deeds of the fans around the world who are supporting  the people of Japan,” Shakoor said in a statement to E! Online.

1-800-LAW-FIRM has brought a class action suit against Gaga, Universal Music Group and several other co-defendants alleging that not all of the proceeds from the wristbands have gone “directly to Japan relief efforts,” like the singer and the companies have claimed.

“The entire $5 donation made with the purchase of each bracelet is going to support the disaster relief,” the statement continues. “No profit is being made on shipping costs. Sales tax charges were made in accordance with local legal requirements. Lady Gaga has personally pledged her own funds to this cause and continues to support the victims of the disaster.”

Gaga has yet to personally respond to the suit, opting instead to post pictures of herself with Hello Kitty on Twitter.


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