Lady Gaga Sued by Bratz Doll Makers for $10 Million
Why is Lady Gaga being sued by Bratz doll makers? Is it because of identity theft? Nope.
MGA Entertainment, the maker of the Bratz dolls, claims that Lady Gaga acted in “bad faith” and “deliberately delayed” the production of the Gaga-inspired doll in order to coincide with her album and perfume release.
The suit is being filed against Gaga, her management company, and Bravado International Group which is owned by Universal Music Group. It states that Bravado was given a $1 million advance in the hopes that dolls would be on the shelves by “the 2012 Christmas shopping season.”
MGA alleges that Bravado first asked that the doll “be more supermodel-like,” and then asked to have the voice chip removed, further delaying production.
A rep for Lady Gaga says that the 26-year-old singer has not seen the lawsuit, and should not be dragged into this dispute. ”There was no legitimate reason for dragging Lady Gaga into that dispute,” says her rep. “Lady Gaga will vigorously defend MGA’s ill-conceived lawsuit and is confident that she will prevail.”
MGA is not only seeking $10 million in damages, but requesting that the doll be released over the holidays.
What do you think? Is MGA being a bit bratty?