Last year, James Howard Jackson shot and seriously injured Lady Gaga’s dog walker, leading to the dogs being stolen.
Since then, Jackson has entered a plea that resulted in serious prison time.
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Now, Gaga is a music icon.
Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, she made a name for herself as an award-winning artist.
Gaga started out as a teenager, where she often sang at open mic nights to gain experience on stage.
He later pursued music professionally at the Collaborative Arts Project 21 through the Tisch School of the Arts, however, he soon dropped out.
After leaving the academic world behind, Gaga made it her mission to pursue her music career on her own.
But he hit a snag after Def Jam Recordings canceled his contract.
Shortly after, she became a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing…
And in 2007, he signed a joint deal with Interscope Records and Con Live Distribution.
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Just over a year later, Gaga stepped into the spotlight after releasing her debut studio album, fame…
It included the chart-topping singles ‘Just Dance’ and ‘Poker Face’.
The album was later reissued to include an EP. The Fame Monster (2009), including the singles ‘Bad Romance’, ‘Telephone’, and ‘Alejandro’.
His unique sound, combined with electronic rock and techno-pop, as well as his eccentric style quickly gained him a large following.
and his second full-length album, born this way (2011) sold over a million copies in its first week.
Now that’s impressive.
But his unprecedented success has had its ups and downs.
And according to a former personal assistant, working for the superstar isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Lady Gaga’s former PA claims she is owed thousands of rupees in overtime.
Jennifer O’Neill revealed in court depositions in 2012 that she had slept with her boss during the 2010 Monster Ball tour.
“I was with him almost 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” O’Neill said. “That included sleeping in the same bed with him. Because she didn’t sleep alone.
O’Neill shared that he “felt” that it was important for him to sleep in the same bed as the star.
And added that she was the only member of Gaga’s team who wasn’t given her own room.
“Unlike everyone else on this tour, I didn’t have my own hotel room. I wasn’t asked if I wanted my own hotel room,” he said.
“I had no privacy, no chance to talk to any family, no chance to talk to any friends, no chance to have s*x if I wanted to have s*x. Something to do. Didn’t get a chance.”
In documents, obtained by The New York PostO’Neill did not say whether his relationship with Gaga was *s*xual* during that time.
But she claimed that he spent every waking moment with her, and was not allowed any breaks.
“She was very angry that she couldn’t reach me on my phone a couple of times, and was very angry and asked me why she was paying for this hotel room if I was unreachable,” he said. He said in the statement.
O’Neill also recalled a time when Gaga made several demands while trying to get her hair cut.
“He would have said, ‘I want tea, I want – can you get me my computer, can you get my phone, my battery is dead, I need a tampon, the toilet won’t flush, O’Neill said.
“Another thing she would do in the middle of the night was wake me up to change the DVD in the DVD player because she didn’t want to watch it anymore and she couldn’t get up to walk across it. Self-changing DVD room.
However, after listening to O’Neal, Gaga spat back.
Gaga tweeted a response on her Twitter account at the time.
In the post, he claimed that O’Neill was one of his closest friends, not just his personal assistant.
“Everyone’s headlines need to be updated. ‘Ex-assistant’ is actually ‘My best friend from New York since I was 19.’ Painful things, “that wrote.
O’Neill sued the singer in 2012, alleging she was overworked and underpaid during her time as a PA.
He worked with the star for thirteen months, including on her Monster Ball World Tour.
He alleges he is owed 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime totaling $380,000, according to court documents.
She revealed that she has to work all the time to meet the needs of the singer.
And make sure to “act as a personal alarm clock to hurry and keep the towel after the shower. [Gaga] according to the times.”
He claims he was not given a break to eat “or sometimes, even to sleep.”
and needed to work for “early waking hours” or “sudden, random affairs in the middle of the night.”
O’Neill was paid $75,000 per year for the role, which she felt was too little for what she had to do.
She sued the superstar’s Mermaid Touring Company in Manhattan federal court.
Gaga dropped her lawsuit in a videotaped fashion.
she said: “[Jennifer is a] A f**ing hood rat who is suing me for money he didn’t earn.
“She thinks she’s like the queen of the universe. And, you know what, she didn’t want to be anybody’s slave, because with my work and everything I do, I’m the queen of the universe every day.
“She knew there was no overtime, and I never paid her overtime the first time I hired her, so why should she be paid overtime the second time? This whole thing is bullsh*t. And you know it.”
Most recently, Gaga became the center of attention after an incident last year where her dog walker was seriously injured after her dogs were robbed.
The incident took place near the famous Sunset Boulevard.
The thieves have since appeared in court.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, James Howard Jackson, who was only 1 of 3 men and 2 accomplices who participated in the violent crime, pleaded no contest to one count of attempted m*rder. Requested.
Jackson and others involved were around West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley in February of last year “looking for French bulldogs,” a prosecutor said. said.
While they are patrolling the area, they find Ryan Fisher (Gaga’s dog walker) and attempt a robbery.
As the scene unfolds, Jackson is seen firing at Fisher.
And finally Gaga’s dogs were taken away.
However, footage of the incident was captured by a nearby camera doorbell where Fisher can be heard screaming, “Oh, my God! I’ve been shot!” and “Help me!” and “My chest is bleeding!”
After the incident, Fisher wrote in a social media post that the violent robbery was a “very close call with d*ath.”
Several days later the dogs were safely returned to Gaga by Jennifer McBride.
Jackson also pleaded guilty to assault causing grievous bodily harm and prior striking, the DA’s office said Monday.
“The plea agreement holds Mr. Jackson responsible for committing violent acts in cold blood and brings justice to our victim,” the office said in a statement.
Jackson’s other associate, Harold White, pleaded no contest Monday to the gun possession ex-felon count.
Jackson was sentenced to twenty-one years in prison.
As for White, he will be sentenced next year.
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