Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Lady Gaga and former producer withdraw competing lawsuits

Posted on

Image Credit: Barry Brecheisen/WireImageThe Bad Romance played out between Lady Gaga and her former producer/alleged paramour Rob Fusari in the New York state court system for the past several months is, at last, rah-rah-ah-ah-ah resolved.

Yahoo reports that both sides have withdrawn their claims: Fusari’s, demanding $30.5 million for transforming a then-unknown Stefani Germanotti into the superstar she became by co-writing her songs (including “Paparazzi”), helping her get a record deal, and giving her her famous moniker, and Gaga’s alleging that Fusari violated employment statutes in New York and New Jersey by entrapping an inexperienced young woman with shady contract clauses and deliberately exploitative addendums.

It’s unclear whether the pair made some kind of monetary agreement outside of the courts; calls for comment have not yet been returned.

The Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix

More news from EW.com’s Music Mix:

Simon Cowell wades into Lou Reed-Susan Boyle controversy, asking ‘Do we have permission, yes or no?’

Rihanna’s sexy ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ single art: What do you think of it?

Weezer joined by the cast of ‘Jackass’ in prank-filled ‘Memories’ video

Lou Reed reportedly refuses song rights to Susan Boyle, makes her cry

Jay-Z signs Will Smith’s 9-year-old daughter, Willow

Katy Perry beats out Eminem for No. 1 spot on Billboard hot 100 chart

Amy Winehouse to sing ‘It’s My Party’ for Quincy Jones

LFO lead singer Rich Cronin dies at 35