Lady Gaga does not plan on living up to her promise and the singer-actress has refused to pay a $500,000 reward for the return of her French bulldogs. As per the reports, she has insisted that the woman was aware of them being stolen. The singer was sued in February by Jennifer McBride - who handed over the pop star's dogs in February 2021, two days after they were taken from her dog walker.
The House of Gucci star had promised to reward a sum of $500,000 to anyone who had returned her pooches without asking any questions.
The 37-year-old singer has now filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit insisting that the woman was a part of a conspiracy to steal the animals, reported ‘Female First UK’.
The new documents obtained by CBS News stated that "Plaintiff Jennifer McBride seeks to profit from her participation in a crime. The law does not allow a person to commit a crime and then profit from it. Attorneys for Gaga said McBride claimed to have been a good Samaritan who found the dogs on the street by chance and had "no idea" they belonged to the 'Star is Born' actress, but they argued she was in fact a "direct and knowing participant in the criminal enterprise".
According to ‘Female First UK’, in December Jennifer McBride was sentenced to two years probation after pleading no contest to knowingly receiving stolen property.
She has asserted that she performed her obligation under the terms of the reward contract but Gaga had no intention of paying it, so she is suing for breach of contract, fraud by false promise and fraud by misrepresentation. McBride has also sought legal fees and compensation for financial damages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life but Gaga's team argued she has not suffered any damages in returning the dogs.
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