Lady Gaga Wins Dog-Theft Suit

Jennifer McBride sued the singer over reward money for her stolen pets, but McBride was convicted of the crime

Rolling Stone reports

A LOS ANGELES judge said Monday that Lady Gaga will not have to pay Jennifer McBride — the woman who pleaded no contest to receiving stolen property after Gaga’s French bulldogs were stolen at gunpoint — after she sued her over a $500,000 reward to return the pups.

“The allegations in the complaint are directly related to wrongful conduct that plaintiff pleaded guilty to in the criminal proceeding,” the judge wrote in their ruling. “Under the circumstances, plaintiff’s successful pursuit of her current claims would allow her to benefit from her admitted wrongdoing.”

The judge also argued that McBride could not “profit from her participation in a crime.” A judge threw out the breach of contract claim after Lady Gaga sought dismissal of the lawsuit in June, per ABC.

A rep for Lady Gaga did not return Rolling Stone’s request for comment.

McBride was one of five co-defendants charged in the dognapping case. McBride returned the dogs to police days after they were stolen. She claimed she randomly found Gaga’s dogs tied to a pole and reached out when she saw the offer of a reward for their return. McBride pleaded no contest to receiving stolen property in connection to the theft in December. She received two years of probation.

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