Lady Gaga: Legal Action Over Gagged Gig
Concert promoters are suing three insurance syndicates after an Indonesian concert by Lady Gaga was cancelled due to a threat by Islamic hardliners.
The breach of contract lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles by Live Nation LGTours, Mermaid Touring and The Atom Factory.
They are suing three Lloyd's of London syndicates for at least $75,000 (£50,000) in damages.
Lady Gaga, 26, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, is known for her outrageous outfits and wigs.
She cancelled her concert in Jakarta last June after Islamic hardliners promised "chaos" if she entered the Muslim nation.
In the lawsuit, the promoters accused the insurers of failing to pay out on a terrorism policy that had been taken out in advance of the tour.
They said the syndicates had displayed "despicable conduct that subjected plaintiffs to cruel and unjust hardship ... with the intent to vex, injure or annoy the plaintiffs".
The cancelled show was part of Lady Gaga's tour of Asia that also drew protests from Christian groups in the Philippines and South Korea.
Jakarta police refused to approve the June 3 concert after the Islamic Defenders Front threatened violence if she performed.
The group called her the "devil's messenger" who wears only a "bra and panties".
Local promoter Big Daddy said it was "unfortunate" that the show had had to be called off.
More than 50,000 tickets had been sold for the event at the Bung Karno Stadium, but the Islamic Defenders Front said the cancellation was "good news" for Muslims in Indonesia.
Around 90% of Indonesia's 240 million people identify themselves as Muslim, making it the world's largest Islamic-majority nation, but the vast majority practise a moderate form of the religion.
In the past, pop stars including Beyonce and Pussycat Dolls have been allowed to perform in the country on condition they wore more conservative clothes than usual.