Lady Gaga sued by former personal assistant

But singer says Jennifer O'Neil's claims are 'completely without merit'

Lady Gaga is being sued by her former personal assistant, according to reports.

TMZ claim that the ‘Born This Way’ star has been named in a $380,000 (£243,000) lawsuit filed by ex-employee Jennifer O’Neil, who says she is owed payment for 7,168 hours of overtime.

O’Neil alleges that she was responsible for “ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock” for the singer, so she could keep to her hectic schedule.

She also claims that Gaga expected her to be at her service from the “earliest waking hour” and wanted her duties to extend to “stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses”. O’Neil alleges that the schedule meant that she was unable to take breaks “or even at times sleep”.

However, a representative for Lady Gaga has refuted O’Neil’s allegations and insisted they are “completely without merit”.

Yesterday (December 25), Lady Gaga ‘leaked’ a previously unreleased song via her Twitter page as a Christmas treat for her fans. The song, ‘Stuck On Fuckin’ You’, was recorded during sessions for ‘Born This Way’ and according to the singer was “recorded live, in one take, on the tour bus”. To listen to the track, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click.

Lady Gaga was recently named the highest-earning female artist of 2011, topping the Forbes’ Top Earning Women In Music list. It was revealed that the singer made $90 million (£58 million) this year.