Lady Gaga and her team are being sued for a whopping $10 million (£6.45 million) by the makers of Bratz dolls, it's been revealed.
MGA Entertainment has revealed that the singer asked for a specific voice chip to be removed from the upcoming merchandise, which then apparently jeopardised the brands ability to meet deadlines, reports the New York Daily News. Oh dear!
The doll was reportedly due to hit the shops at Christmas, however the 'Born This Way' was adament that she wanted the release to coincide with her album release, scheduled for 2013.
The singer's team also apparently also asked for the dolls to “be more supermodel-like.”
“Think a prettier version of Gaga,” MGA officials say they were instructed via emails. “Thin out the cheeks and sharpen the jawline. Give her more of a cat-eye and sexier, poutier lips."
Don't ask for much, eh?
The dolls had been due to make $28m in revenue for the Christmas 2012 retail season, it's been estimated. Agreements were in place with at least six distributors, with orders coming from at least 10 countries, according to the complaint. MGA claimed it had suffered "irreparable" damage as a result of the "unreasonable delays" caused by last-minute requests from the superstar.
Peter Lofumento, a spokesman for Bravado International Group, a merchandising arm of Universal Music, said: "We will vigorously defend ourselves in court."
Gaga's spokesperson told Bloomberg news that the singer had not seen the complaint and had no comment.
"This is a dispute between Universal Music Group's merchandising company and MGA," Amanda Silverman stated.
"There was no legitimate reason for dragging Lady Gaga into that dispute. Lady Gaga will vigorously defend MGA's ill-conceived lawsuit and is confident that she will prevail," she added.
Stay tuned for further updates...
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