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Lady Gaga Sued: Singer Mislead Fans Into Buying Bracelets For Charity, Law Firm Claims

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Lady Gaga loves helping people, which is why this bit of news might come as a surprise to some.

The singer is selling rubber bracelets to help support Japanese earthquake victims. The wristbands cost $5 and read "We Pray For Japan." Supposedly, all of the proceeds go to charity.

But a Michigan law firm claims that the pop star is scamming her fans and the victims by not actually donating all of the money. The firm, 1-800-LAW-FIRM (yes, really) filed a class action suit on Friday.

From a video on the firm's site:

"It all stems from the fact that people who ordered the wristbands from her online store were charged tax. Why did this raise a red flag? Well, charitable donations are not subject to taxation. So if all proceeds from the sale of those wristbands were going to help the relief effort, there would have been no need to charge tax."

A quick peak at the singer's website confirms the bracelets do indeed claim to be 100% charitable.

As E! News points out, she's not the only party named in the lawsuit. Gaga Bravado International Group Merchandising Services, Universal Music Group, House of Gaga Publishing and Live Nation Merchandising are also listed as defendants.

So far, no comment from either Gaga or her affiliates.

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