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Friday
Jul122013

Photographer Must Turn Over Pictures in Lawsuit Brought by Lady Gaga's Ex-Assistant

ABC/ SHAREIF ZIYADATPhotographer and Lady Gaga collaborator Terry Richardson has been ordered by a federal court judge in New York to turn over 142,000 photos he snapped of the pop star.  The order comes as part of a lawsuit brought by Gaga's former assistant.

Jennifer O’Neill filed suit in 2011, claiming she is owed back pay for the more than seven thousand hours of overtime she says she worked.  According to the New York Daily News, she requested that Richardson’s photos, taken during Gaga’s Monster Ball tour, be turned over in order to prove that she worked long hours.  Richardson fought the request, to no avail.

In a deposition last year, Gaga called O'Neill a "f***ing hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn."

Gaga and Richardson collaborated on a photo book, Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson, that was released in 2011.

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