October 4, 2023 – 9:36 pm
Lady Gaga will not have to pay a half-million dollar reward to the woman who returned her dogs after they were stolen in 2021. The interesting thing about this case is that Jennifer McBride was connected to the group that planned the theft, A reported. BBC.
The woman who returned the dogs to the Los Angeles police filed a lawsuit against Lady Gaga, two days after gunmen kidnapped the singer’s French bulldogs in February 2021. Jennifer McBride went to court because, she said, Gaga misled her when she offered a $500,000 reward to the She is found after stealing the dogs, but she does not pay them.
However, the judge ruled that McBride could not claim the money, because he had already been convicted of receiving stolen goods for his role in returning the star’s dogs.
What’s interesting about the story is that McBride was later linked to the multi-person group that planned and committed the crime, two of whom participated in the robbery, and one of whom shot the dog walker, Lady Gaga’s employee, several times in the chest. The man who attacked was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but has now recovered. His attackers were jailed for 21 and four years, but a plea deal has been reached.
McBride’s attorney says the singer and actress committed fraud by not paying after the dogs were returned. The woman accused of complicity served two years on probation in February, but demanded $1.5 million, or three times the original reward, from Lady Gaga.