If you thought the Lady Gaga dog-kidnapping drama was over, you’re wrong.
In February 2021, Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ray Fischer was shot in a kidnapping of the singer’s two dogs Koji and Gustav. At the time, Gaga offered a $500,000 reward to anyone that safely returned her dogs, and now, the woman who did is demanding payment — despite being involved in the dognapping herself.
Jennifer McBride was initially praised as a good Samaritan after turning in the dogs. She claimed she recognized them after finding them tied to a pole in an alley. However, when arrests were made in the case, McBride was one of five arrested and charged with being an accessory to the crime.
McBride was revealed to be in a relationship with the father of one of the men charged with attempted murder for shooting Fischer, and police think that the half-a-million dollar reward was the motivation for the act.
McBride’s lawsuit alleges that Gaga’s reward offer was made “with the intent to defraud and induce members of the public, such as Plaintiff, to rely upon it and act upon said promise by locating and delivering Lady Gaga’s bulldogs to Defendants.”
Her attorney also alleged that Gaga committed a breach of contract, fraud by false promise, and fraud by misrepresentation when she offered the reward by saying she was “offering half-a-million dollars to anyone who has her 2 dogs, no questions asked.”
According to the lawyer, the phrase “no questions asked” means that Gaga failed to uphold her part of the agreement of giving McBride the reward despite being involved.
In December, McBride pleaded no contest to the charges of accessory after the fact and receiving stolen property. She was sentenced to two years probation.
Lady Gaga has yet to comment.