Lady Gaga’s former personal assistant, Jennifer O’Neill, has made some shocking claims about her time working for the Born This Way singer.
Currently suing Gaga for unpaid overtime, O’Neill has revealed in court depositions that she shared the same bed as Gaga during her Monster’s Ball tour in 2010.
In her deposition, O’Neill stated, “I was by her side virtually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That includes sleeping in the same bed with her. Because she did not sleep alone.”
When asked if it was a requirement for O’Neill to share the same sleeping quarters with Gaga, she responded, “I felt it was.”
O’Neill went on to say that she was the only member of Gaga’s entourage that didn’t have her own hotel room.
“Unlike anybody else on that tour, I did not have my own hotel room. I was not asked if I wanted my own hotel room,” she said.
O’Neill also mentioned that she had no privacy and no chance to talk to any family or friends, or even have s-x.
In the deposition documents, obtained by the New York Post, O’Neill does not make any suggestion that she and the singer had any kind of sexual relationship.
However, she does claim that Gaga was incredibly demanding and did not give her any time to do anything for herself.
O’Neill described one instance where Gaga made several demands while she was trying to get her hair cut.
“She might have said I need some tea, I need — can you get my computer for me, can you get my phone, my battery is dead, I need a tampon, the toilet doesn’t flush,” she said.
O’Neill also mentioned that Gaga would wake her up in the middle of the night to change the DVD in the DVD player because she didn’t want to watch it anymore.
Gaga tweeted a response to these claims on her Twitter account, stating, “Everyone’s headlines need an updating “former assistant” is actually “my best friend from NY since I was 19.” Painful stuff.”
O’Neill launched her legal action against the Poker Face singer at the end of last year, claiming she was overworked and underpaid.
She was employed by Gaga for 13 months, accompanying her on her Monster Ball world tour in 2011.
She alleges that she put in 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime and is now owed more than $380,000.
The 41-year-old claims that she had to cater to the singer’s at times unreasonable demands around the clock.
She insists she had to ensure “the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep [Gaga] on schedule.”
She was not given breaks for meals “or, at times, even sleep,” and needed to be available at the star’s “earliest waking hour” or for “spontaneous, random matters in the middle of the night,” according to the court papers.
O’Neill, who was paid $75,000-a-year, also had to ensure “the availability of chosen outfits.”
Gaga is, of course, famous for her eccentric wardrobe and once wore a meat dress to MTV Video Music Awards.
She filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court in December against the superstar’s Mermaid Touring company for unpaid overtime.
Gaga dismissed Jennifer’s lawsuit in in a video-taped deposition.