Lady Gaga sued by woman charged in connection with stealing her dogs as she never received reward for returning them


Lady Gaga is reportedly being sued by a woman who was involved in the theft of her dogs (Picture: Getty Images)

A woman charged in connection with stealing Lady Gaga’s dogs is suing the star as she never received a reward when she returned them.

The musician and actress’s two French bulldogs were stolen in Februry 2021 in a terrifying ordeal which saw dog walker Ryan Fischer shot and left for dead by chief James Howard Jackson.

Fischer suffered serious injuries but eventually recovered, and has since issued a powerful speech in court saying he forgave the shooter as he was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Jackson is said to have been one of three men and two accomplices who were involved in the theft of the dogs, and reportedly drove around California looking for French bulldogs, which can sell for thousands of dollars.

Now accomplice Jennifer McBride is suing Gaga over the $500,000 (£418,000) reward offered by the singer as she did not receive the cash when she returned the dogs, and claims the singer made it ‘very clear’ there would be ‘no questions asked.’

As well as claiming she has a right to the $500,000, McBride wants the court to give her $1.5 million because the singer posted a misleading reward, TMZ reports.

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The dogs were stolen and dog walker Ryan Fischer shot in a brutal attack (Picture: Ryan Fischer/ Instagram)

The woman returned Gaga’s dogs to the LAPD Olympic Community station two days after they were taken, but waas later charged in connection to the theft theft – namely receiving stolen property and being an accessory to the crime after the fact.

She was dating Harold White, an accomplice in the theft, who pleaded no contest to a count of ex-convict in possession of a gun and who will be sentenced at a later date in 2023. 

White’s son Jaylin White pleaded no contest to second-degree robbery and last year was sentenced to four years in state prison. 

Gaga had offered a $500,000 reward for the pups’ safe return (Picture: Lady Gaga/ Instagram)

Gaga’s French bulldogs Koji and Gustavo were stolen in the late-night attack where Jackson opened fire on Fischer near Snset Boulevard.

A nearby doorbell camera picked up the victim screaming: ‘Oh, my God! I’ve been shot!’, ‘Help me!’ and ‘I’m bleeding out from my chest!’ 

Fischer was rushed to hospital after the shooting for surgery on his lungs and was able to be saved by doctors. In March 2021, he was readmitted to hospital due to his lungs collapsing again.

Five months later, Fischer revealed he was homeless and struggling for money as he travelled the US to ‘heal his emotional and mental health’ in the aftermath of the shooting. has reached out to reps for Gaga for comment

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