Lady Gaga Settles Jennifer O'Neill Lawsuit
Lady Gaga has settled a legal dispute with a former personal assistant who reportedly claimed she was owed payment for more than 7,000 hours of overtime.
The settlement of the lawsuit brought by Jennifer O'Neill was revealed in a court order dismissing the case - which was expected to go to trial in New York next month.
Ms O'Neill had claimed the singer cheated her out of overtime wages when she worked for her for a few weeks in early 2009 and for 13 months beginning in February 2010.
She had testified that she was required to be available to her 27-year-old boss 24 hours a day, seven days a week - and often to sleep in the same bed.
Ms O'Neill said in a deposition that if Lady Gaga was watching a DVD in the middle of the night and grew tired of it, she woke her up to take it out and replace it with another.
She said: "Every day is a work day for her, so every day is a work day for the rest of us.
"There is no 'We're going to stay in, we're going to sleep'. There is no 'Let's put on sweatpants and go out to the movies and be girlfriends'. It doesn't work like that."
In her deposition testimony, Lady Gaga said: "You don't get a schedule. You don't get a schedule that is like you punch in and you can play ... at your desk for four hours and then you punch out at the end of the day. This is when I need you, you're available."
Ms O'Neill said she was paid at a flat rate of $50,000 (£32,000) annually when she was first hired and $75,000 (£48,000) the second time.
Court papers revealed that Lady Gaga and Ms O'Neill were roommates and friends on the Lower East Side of Manhattan before 2008.
Lawyers did not immediately comment.