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Lady Gaga sued for 'charity scam'

Lady Gaga has been accused of pocketing proceeds from the sales of 'We Pray for Japan' wristbands and the bizarre singer is now facing legal action. Michigan Law firm has slapped a lawsuit against Gaga worth...

entertainment Updated: Jun 27, 2011 18:51 IST

Lady Gaga has been accused of pocketing proceeds from the sales of 'We Pray for Japan' wristbands and the bizarre singer is now facing legal action.

Michigan Law firm 1-800-LAW-FIRM has slapped a $5 million lawsuit against Gaga, reports aceshowbiz.com.

"I'm suing Lady Gaga simply to hold her accountable for giving the money that she was raising for charity to the cause that she was trying to raise it for," said Ari Kresch, an attorney for the firm.

Firm partner Alyson Oliver claimed that Gaga refused to fully disclose how much of the money from the sales of the wristbands goes to the Japanese victims.

"When we tried to communicate with the defendants in this lawsuit, all we got was, 'well, some of the money is being retained, but we don't really know how much'," Oliver told FOX news station.

"If the money was going to the right place rather than into the defendant's pocket, then I hope that our effort helps that," Oliver added.