Lady Gaga slams ex-assistant Jennifer O’Neill, calls her “slave”, “hoodrat”

The public usually gets Lady Gaga in pretty controlled doses via tweet, occasional interview, and her songs, but this official deposition really sheds a light on the real Lady Gaga. It’s an understatement to say that Stefani Germanotta has let her Lady Gaga persona get to her head.

Jennifer O’Neill, Gaga’s ex-assistant (who Gaga’s calls “my best friend from NY since I was 19″) is suing Gaga for $393,000 because of alleged 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime.

The New York Post got their hands on quotes from Gaga’s deposition, and they’re jaw-dropping. Jennifer was present at the videotaped deposition, which lasted 6 hours on August 6, 2012.

Gaga goes out of her way to insult Jennifer, saying she’s a “f**king hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn,” and literally calls her a slave who wanted to be queen:

“She’s just — she thinks she’s just like the queen of the universe. And, you know what, she didn’t want to be a slave to one, because in my work and what I do, I’m the queen of the universe every day.”

Gaga explains that Jennifer should be grateful for even getting the $75,000 a year salaried job because she wasn’t qualified or educated enough for it. She also says Jennifer took advantage of thinks like Gaga’s discounts at designers like YSL:

“I expect there to be a certain level of, like, you know, knowledge and academia about, like, your job.”

“I’m quite wonderful to everybody that works for me, and I am completely aghast to what a disgusting human being that you have become to sue me like this. Because she slept in Egyptian cotton sheets every night, in five-star hotels, on private planes, eating caviar, partying with [photographer] Terry Richardson all night, wearing my clothes, asking YSL [Yves Saint Laurent] to send her free shoes without my permission, using my YSL discount without my permission.”

Gaga said the biggest problem she had with Jennifer was that she wouldn’t lay out her stuff for her:

“One of the biggest problems I had with Jen is that I felt like she didn’t enough lay out all my stuff for me” while traveling, because “there is 20 bags and there is only one me, and I can’t sift through everything. She would only open a couple of bags, and it was very stressful for me because then again on my off days I couldn’t really have a day off because, you know, I weigh 115 pounds, and I was trying to move these huge, big luggages all by myself in the room, and I did it all the time — by the way, she was asleep until 12:00 most of the time, so I was very often waking up and moving my own luggage and doing s–t by myself, and it was — it was a problem that I had.”

In regards to the alleged overtime, Gaga insisted that all of her employees only work 8-hour days, explaining that unlike regular jobs, the eight hours are “spaced out throughout the day.”

“You don’t get a schedule that is like you punch in and you can play f–king Tetris at your desk for four hours and then you punch out at the end of the day. This is — when I need you, you’re available.”

Gaga did acknowledge that “an eight-hour workday could still be a very difficult workday, you know, if you’re digging ditches or, you know, you’re, you know, putting sealing on a roof, you know. I’m not in any way discounting how hard an eight-hour work day can be, or discounting the role of an assistant.”

She says that Jennifer does not deserve one penny over the $75,000 they agreed to, and that she’s going to give the money Jennifer asked for to “my employees that work hard for me now that deserve it. I’m not going to give it to her so she can go to Intermix and buy herself a new tube top.”

Gaga says she realized Jennifer was not her friend during a 2011 incident in Paris. First, Gaga was upset because Jennifer was wearing Gaga’s clothes. They partied all night with celebrity photographer Terry Richardson after a fashion show, and Gaga says she was was so drunk she “was crawling on the streets in Paris, I was screaming.”

The next morning when Jennifer insisted on sleeping in the second bed, Gaga says she “flipped out at me, beyond belief when I told her no.”

“I said, ‘Jennifer, this is really inappropriate in front of Terry Richardson,’ and she was like, ‘Don’t I get some sort of seniority because I’ve been here longer and I’m your friend?’”

“And I remember those words as clear as day, because when your best friend looks you in the eye and says ‘Why can’t I have that seat on your private plane, I’m your friend,’ the first thing I thought was ‘You’re not my f**king friend.’ ”

“You are not my f**king friend.”

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  • kay

    Nice to know that she thinks she can treat her ‘best friend’ like dirt. She should be paid the money.

  • burkey

    This is why celebrities shouldn’t hire their friends to be assistants. Never seems like a good idea to me because theres more than just a regular business relationship that can clearly cause problems.

  • Jenn

    She wasn’t educated enough to be her assistant? How educated do you need to be to fetch coffee and be someone’s bitch? When are people going to open their eyes and see this woman is so full of herself it isn’t even funny. Her career seems to have run its course and is slowly dying thank god.

  • Jenn

    Oh and because she is only 115 pounds she couldn’t go through her own bags? So instead this other girl was suppose to go through them alone. Where are all her fans protecting her and saying how things were out of context and she is really loving to everyone?

    • I doubt her fat ass is only 115 pounds anyway. Please.

  • jeff

    8 hours spaced throughout the day? Are you kidding me? A shift is a shift. If my job had me work for 2 hours, and take 2 off and come back for another 3, take 2 off ect I would want to get paid for the whole time as well! What kind of life can she have outside of her job if she’s constantly waiting to go back to work? Come back to the real world you delusional nutjob. Jeez, I though Lady GaGa was a decent person but now, no she’s a god damn self entitled, delusional bitch. Youre not queen of the universe, your star is fading and it will be dead soon.

  • awoman

    8 hours spaced? You mean on call 24/7? Good lord.

    I mean, if she was salaried and knew she would be on call like that, then whatever, but you can’t pretend that someone is working 8 hours a day when you can interrupt anything they are doing with their life without notice at any time. You are making it so that are not allowed to have any life of their own.

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  • Ally

    Lady Gaga is completely delusional, and self centered. I guess she forgot where is came from stripping and waiting tables. If she does not quit acting like such a lazy greedy drama queen she will be right back there.

  • Fame has really gone to her head. WHo does she think she is? The effing queen? Pretty soon she will have no friends, only ones that she has to buy and nobody that she can trust. She has the money, and obviously blurred the lines between employer and employee-she has to pay. Her star is going to fall one day-she better prepare.

    • Jenn

      Her star has already started to fall and she is just making it worse. Her tour isn’t doing well in sales, her label turned down her material for her new album and made her start over, and now all of this shit talking she has done lately. She is driving her career into the ground really fast.

  • Oh god save the drama….this sounds like some junior high school bullshit. And Gaga hasn’t been 115 lbs in some time now, even without the meat dress