The singer Lady Gaga is being sued by a woman who returned her stolen French bulldogs, claiming a $500,000 reward.
On February 24, 2021, while dog walker Ryan Fischer was taking them for a walk in West Hollywood, the singer's cherished French bulldogs named Kojo and Gustavo were stolen.
During Lady Gaga's filming of House of Gucci in Italy, he had been taking care of her pets.
In the course of the violent robbery, he sustained critical injuries, including a collapsed lung, after being shot four times while the thieves fled the scene.
While Ryan Fischer survived the attack, and Jennifer McBride returned the dogs two days later, she was later charged with robbery and attempted murder as an accessory.
At first, McBride stated that she discovered the dogs tied to a post.
Nonetheless, the lawyer representing McBride now asserts that Lady Gaga had made an unconditional offer of reward and should, therefore, honor it without any inquiry, as she had done while seeking the public's assistance.
According to documents filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the 50-year-old woman is suing the actor of A Star is Born for the reward that remains unpaid.
The lawsuit claimed that Lady Gaga committed fraud by not paying the reward, and her attorney argued that she made a promise without any intention of fulfilling it. The lawsuit further stated that Lady Gaga had "the intent to defraud and induce members of the public, such as Plaintiff."
Additionally, the lawsuit alleged that McBride had undergone emotional distress and had "suffered" as a result.
During her arrest, McBride was in a relationship with Harold White, who was also an accomplice. Jaylin, White's son, had also participated in the crime.
As per a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department, investigators confirmed that McBride and Harold White had a relationship and were identified as accessories after the crime.
In December 2022, she was sentenced to two years of probation after being convicted of receiving stolen property.
Jaylin White, on the other hand, was sentenced to four years in state prison for his involvement in the robbery that resulted in Fischer's hospitalization.
After the incident, Ryan Fischer underwent surgery to remove a portion of his lung, and he spent a considerable amount of his recovery time at Lady Gaga's residence.
During the sentencing hearing, he addressed the court and stated that the incident resulted in him going into debt and losing friendships.