Lady Gaga's Personal Assistant Sues, Says She Was Star's Slave

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    Lady Gaga's Personal Assistant Sues, Says She Was Star's Slave: Gothamist

    Let's assume everything the assistant claims is true...

    Are there certain jobs that require "round the clock" duties and ridiculous hours? Are these people being victimized unlawfully, or does it come with the territory?

    I'm torn. No one deserves to be treated like a slave, but unlike slavery, a personal assistant always has the option of quitting.

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    Sounds like she was a salaried employee and that was what she signed on for.
    Being her personal assistant I'm sure came with the hugh benefits she's leaving out, flying on a private jet, staying at five star hotels, eating at the best places, so forth and so on.
    Put me on the jury, not guilty, next case.
     
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    If it was so awful why did she do it for 13 months before she quit? It's a bullshit lawsuit, in my opinion. She is just trying to get free money out of her.
     
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    What's the problem? Gaga is one of the1%-ers, a personal assistant would no doubt fall into the 99% category. Simple redistribution of wealth.
     
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    Did she get fired? That would say a lot.

    Don't feel bad for the lady.
     
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    They don't say why she left, but I think y'all are right. According to one of the comments on the article, employment contracts in the entertainment industry are very detailed. She was not entitled to overtime,and even if she was, she should not have waited 13 months to try and collect.

    I think we can predict GaGa will win this one. Maybe the girl was just pissed off that she couldn't sell her story to the Enquirer.
     
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    I could understand suing for a hernia operation after carrying around Gaga's makup kit.
     

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