Lady GaGa Sued For $10 Million By Toy Manufacturer
US reports claim that Lady GaGa is being sued by a toy manufacturer over a deal to produce a GaGa doll.
The New York Daily News is reporting that MGA Entertainment are accusing the Telephone singer, her management and her licensing companies of making eleventh-hour requests to remove a voice chip from the doll, which jeopardised its delivery to stores in time for Christmas.
They are claiming that GaGa wanted to delay the release of the doll so it would coincide with the 2013 release of her new album and her perfume, Fame.
The newspaper says that in the Manhattan Supreme Court suit MGA charged Mother Monster and her team "engaged in intentional and deliberate delays" to prevent it from meeting its summer deadline with distributors.
MGA claims it bent over backwards to accommodate the "few tweaks" GaGa suggested after she was initially sent sample dolls in March. The tweaks allegedly include that the doll's facial structure "be more supermodel-like".
They say emails told them to "think a prettier version of GaGa… thin out the cheeks and sharpen the jawline. Give her more of a cat-eye and sexier, poutier lips."
The New York Daily News further reports that representatives of Lady GaGa even suggest making a doll with a removable head to reveal a bloody stump.
In addition to damages, MGA is asking a judge to allow distribution of the doll as it currently is.