Jennifer McBride, one of the co-defendants charged in connection with the theft of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs, has filed a lawsuit against the musician. McBride claims that Gaga refused to pay her a $500,000 reward, which was promised “no questions asked” for the safe return of the dogs. According to the lawsuit obtained by ET, McBride not only wants the promised reward but also seeks the court to triple the damages to $1.5 million, claiming that Gaga’s announcement of the reward was allegedly misleading.
In February 2021, the dogs were stolen, and a reward was announced by Gaga for their safe return. The suit alleges that Gaga never intended to pay the “no questions asked” reward money, and instead, law enforcement questioned McBride about the return of the dogs. As a result, McBride claims she has endured pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
McBride reported that she found the dogs and responded to the reward email to return the dogs. She also ultimately brought the dogs to LAPD Olympic Station. McBride said she responded to the email about the $500,000 reward money that Gaga said she would give to the person who returned them. Detectives claim they have been able to establish McBride had a relationship with the father of one of the suspects, Jaylin White.
McBride’s lawyer stated that their client had no involvement in the theft of the dogs and was glad to participate in their safe return. She believes she is legally entitled to and deserves the reward.
In response to the arrest of the dognappers, Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta, exclusively told ET, “That’s fabulous news. I hope the L.A. prosecutor doesn’t let them go. It’s taken a while, and I’m proud of the police department out there for sticking with it. As I said, I just hope that the DA doesn’t let them go now. I’m going to give my daughter a call. I’m sure she’ll be happy.”Regenerate response