Lady Gaga's former assistant to write tell-all book about 'fame monster'

Book set to recount tales of sharing bed with pop star and having to carry her 20 bags of luggage

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Lady Gaga’s former assistant is reported to have signed a $1 million book deal that looks set to spill the beans on the singer’s bizarre lifestyle.

The pop star’s former PA Jennifer O'Neill is confirmed to be writing a book that is said to include details about having to sleep in the singer’s bed every night and being woken up to change the DVD player at Gaga’s request.

Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has confirmed it has signed a deal with O’Neill, which is claimed to be worth up to $1 million (£585,000), according to the New York Post.

Details of the book, entitled Fame Monster, are yet to be revealed, but based on evidence submitted in a court case between Gaga and her former employee, the tell-all account looks likely to paint the singer in an unflattering light.


In 2011, O’Neill, a former friend and flatmate of the singer, sued Gaga claiming she was owed $393,000 for 7,168 hours of overtime, plus damages.

O’Neill stated in the legal papers: “I had no privacy, no chance to talk to any family, no chance to talk to any friends, no chance to have sex if I wanted to have sex. There was no chance of anything.”

She also spoke about frequently having to share a bed with Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, because the singer allegedly “didn’t sleep alone”.

Gaga has called former PA O'Neill 'a f***ing hood rat"

The former aide, who worked for Gaga between 2008 and 2011, claimed she was responsible for handling all of the pop star’s 20 bags of luggage when they travelled, and for making sure “special food” was available at every location for the singer.

Gaga responded to the lawsuit at the time by calling O’Neill “a f**king hood rat who is suing me for money that she didn’t earn.”

The case was settled out of court in October 2013 and terms were not disclosed.

A release date for Fame Monster is yet to be confirmed.

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