Woman Arrested For Stealing Lady Gaga’s Dog Suing For Not Paying Up $500,000 Reward

Lady Gaga was absolutely heartbroken when her dogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen in February 2021 and her dog walker shot in the process. Desperate to get her beloved pets back, she offered up a $500,000 reward for their safe return. The pups did eventually come home, but the woman who returned them also happened to be one of five people arrested for stealing them in the first place. Now, Jennifer McBride is suing Lady Gaga for not paying up the hefty reward.

According to documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court and obtained by People, McBride claims that Gaga promised the $500,000 reward was “no questions asked” but never paid up. As a result, she’s accusing Gaga of breach of contract, fraud by false promise, and fraud by misrepresentation.

Jennifer McBride says Lady Gaga intentionally misled people with her reward offer

According to Jennifer McBride, Lady Gaga never meant the whole “no questions asked” part and she only claimed it was “with the intent to defraud and induce members of the public, such as Plaintiff, to rely upon it and act upon said promise by locating and delivering Lady Gaga’s bulldogs to Defendants.”

The issue here is that Jennifer McBride was one of five people arrested for stealing Lady Gaga’s dogs. At the time, she was dating Harold White, whose son, Jaylin, both of whom were also arrested along with James Jackson and Lafayette Whaley.

The LAPD previously claimed that McBride and Harold White were “determined to be accessories after the initial crime.” They were arrested and held on suspicion of accessory after the fact to attempted murder.

It’s unclear whether or not the case will ever make it to court or whether Lady Gaga will offer to pay up and settle with McBride to avoid further drama. She has yet to respond to the filing.

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