One of the individuals involved in the high-profile theft of Lady Gaga’s dogs has filed a lawsuit over the $500,000 reward that was offered for their safe return.
In February 2021, Lady Gaga’s dog walker was attacked and shot in Los Angeles, and two of her French Bulldogs were stolen. The singer then offered a $500,000 reward for their return, with no questions asked.
The dogs were later found abandoned in an alley, and five individuals were arrested in connection with the theft. Among them was a woman named Jennifer McBride, who has now filed a lawsuit seeking a portion of the reward money.
According to McBride’s lawsuit, she had nothing to do with the theft of Lady Gaga’s dogs and was simply a “good Samaritan” who found the animals and turned them in. She claims that she was promised the reward money by the individuals who actually stole the dogs, but they have not fulfilled their promise.
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McBride’s lawsuit seeks $500,000 in damages, alleging breach of contract and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Lady Gaga is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit.
It is unclear how McBride’s lawsuit will proceed, as she has admitted to being an accessory after the fact in the theft of the dogs. She is currently facing charges of receiving stolen property and being an accessory to a crime after the fact.
The theft of Lady Gaga’s dogs made headlines around the world, with many expressing shock and concern for the singer and her pets. The $500,000 reward offered for their safe return was one of the largest in recent memory, and the lawsuit filed by McBride highlights the complicated legal issues that can arise in cases involving rewards for information or assistance in solving crimes.