Gaga Settles Wristband Suit

Lady Gaga has reportedly agreed to settle a U.S. federal lawsuit by donating $107,500 to victims of last year’s massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

In the lawsuit the singer was accused of misleading fans last year with a call for donations to the same victims by selling wristbands and allowing purchasers to make additional contributions, according to the Detroit News. Donors were told that “all proceeds go directly to Japan relief efforts.”

A Detroit lawyer brought the suit, saying she didn’t believe all the money actually went to victims, especially because each $5 bracelet included a sales tax and a $3.99 shipping charge.

Court records show that the charitable effort raised $1.5 million.

The proposed settlement, which was filed in U.S. District Court, would effectively end the lawsuit.

Under the terms of the settlement, Lady Gaga and other defendants would deny that the suit has any merit.