Lady Gaga has been sued for breach of contract by the company that makes Bratz dolls.
Bloomberg reports that in the lawsuit filed in New York, MGA Entertainment Inc. states that it reached an agreement last December with Bravado International Group, a merchandising company owned by Universal Music Group, to release dolls in Gaga's image. MGA says it paid Bravado a one-million-dollar fee as part of the deal.
The lawsuit states that MGA intended to ship the dolls to retailers this summer, but has had to hold them back because it has yet to receive final approval from Gaga and the other defendants. According to the complaint, the defendants want delay the release of the dolls until after Gaga puts out her new fragrance, Fame, this fall and her next album in 2013.
MGA seeks more than 10 million dollars in damages from Gaga, Bravado, and Gaga's management company, Atom Factory.
Gaga's rep tells Bloomberg, "This is a dispute between Universal Music Group's merchandising company and MGA. There was no legitimate reason for dragging Lady Gaga into that dispute. Lady Gaga will vigorously defend MGA's ill-conceived lawsuit and is confident that she will prevail."
Universal Music Group is the parent company of Gaga's record label, Interscope Records.
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