Jennifer McBride is suing Lady Gaga for dog theft money
A woman charged in connection with the violent theft of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs is suing the star singer for the reward money, claiming the superstar broke a promise to give $500,000 for the safe return of her dogs.
Jennifer McBride, 52, was one of five people charged in connection with the theft of two of the pop star’s three French bulldogs on February 24, 2021. According to her lawsuit filed on Friday, she was also the person who safely returned the dogs to authorities days later.
James Howard Jackson was charged with shooting dog walker Ryan Fischer, who sustained a gunshot wound. Jackson eventually pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison.
McBride was reportedly in a relationship with the father of one of the men in the car with Jackson during the violent theft. She was later accused of being an accessory to attempted murder advocated no competition in December to a count of getting stolen property. She was sentenced to two years probation.
At the time of the shooting, Lady Gaga was offering a $500,000 reward for the dogs’ safe return.
“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were kidnapped in Hollywood two nights ago,” Gaga wrote. “My heart is sick and I pray that with an act of kindness my family will be whole again. I will pay $500,000 for her safe return.”
The award-winning singer-actress didn’t keep that promise, says McBride.
“The unilateral offer to pay the ward $500,000.00, no questions asked, was disclosed to the public through numerous news outlets on February 25, 2021,” according to a complaint filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court . “The plaintiff relied on the defendants’ unilateral verbal offer, which was communicated through numerous news outlets[.]“.
The complaint states that on February 26, 2021 at a Los Angeles police station, McBride “accepted the defendants’ unilateral offer by contacting the defendants and delivering LADY GAGA’s bulldogs to the defendants.”
Rewards are usually displayed as “unilateral contracts’, in which an offer can only be accepted through performance – such as returning the stolen dogs for reward money.
McBride, according to the complaint, “fully performed her obligation under the unilateral contract” and is entitled to the $500,000 reward.
McBride also alleges fraud on the part of Lady Gaga and her team, particularly regarding the “No Questions Asked” portion of the reward offer.
“The truth was that the Defendants intended their agents and/or law enforcement agencies to question Plaintiff about the circumstances surrounding Plaintiff’s return of LADY GAGA’s French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav,” the complaint reads . “Besides, defendant[‘] The representation that they would pay the $500,000 reward money “no questions asked” was also false. The truth was that the defendants never intended to pay the reward money to the plaintiff.”
McBride, the complaint states, “acted in reasonable faith in the truth of the accused[‘] agencies.”
As a result, according to the lawsuit, McBride “has suffered pain and suffering[,] mental torment[,] and loss of zest for life[.]Not only is she asking for the $500,000 reward, but she is also asking for “not less than” $1.5 million in additional damages.
You can read the complaint Here.
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