Lady Gaga's management are accused of foul play to maximise impact of singer's next album
Lady Gaga will face MGA Entertainment – the makers of Bratz dolls – in court on 29 August after delaying ‘final’ or ‘official’ approval of a doll designed in the singer’s image.
MGA are accusing the powers that be at camp Gaga, of conspiring to delay the doll’s release in order to coincide with the release of her next album in 2013.
A spokeswoman for Lady Gaga told Bloomberg: ‘This is a dispute between Universal Music Group’s mechanising company and MGA.
‘There was no legitimate reason for dragging Lady GaGa into that dispute.’
Having previously agreed with Lady Gaga’s management and licensing company that the dolls would be out by Christmas 2012, the makers will now miss out on the revenue from what would have been a mad rush for the Gaga dolls as presents.
The legal filing read: ‘MGA faces irreparable harm at the hands of world famous artist and icon Lady GaGa, her worldwide management company, Atom Factory, and her licensee, Bravado [the merchandising arm of Universal Music],’
Last year the lady landed herself in hot water, after being accused of overcharging on tax and shipping costs of a Japan prayer bracelet she designed after an earthquake and tsunami devastated the country.