Lady Gaga is firing back at her ex-boyfriend and former business partner who filed a $30.5 million lawsuit against her on Wednesday.
Her attorney Charles Ortner told the Associated Press on Friday that Rob Fusari's lawsuit was essentially "unlawful." After getting involved romantically, they created a joint business venture to get her music career off the ground. Fusari claims he cowrote "Paparazzi" and "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich," while also coming up with the Grammy-winner's stage name and helping her obtain a record deal.
Gaga then filed a countersuit, claiming that because Fusari was an unlicensed agent, their agreement was unlawful. The suit says that Fusari was "predatory and financially abusive" to Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Germonatta.
According to the New York Post, Gaga and her team want the lawsuit thrown out of court in addition to Fusari paying damages for trying to take advantage of an "inexperienced performing artist" back in 2006.