Lady Gaga fans who were hoping to get their hands on a new Gaga doll for Christmas will have to wait. A breach-of-contract lawsuit has been filed against Gaga, claiming she is holding up production of an upcoming line of dolls in her image.
The company is the maker of Bratz toys. They’re well-known for its “big-eyed, fashion-forward” dolls. They are asking for more than $10 million in damages. The suit also names Gaga’s management company Atom Factory and Universal Music Group-owned merchandising firm Bravado International Group.
The suit claims Gaga got paid $1 million to secure rights to a line of Gaga toys and dolls, and that it was expected the products would ship to retailers this summer in plenty of time for the holiday season. They were expecting to bring in $28 million in revenue.
But in April, Bravado told the company that Gaga wanted to delay production of the dolls until her new album dropped next year. The dollmaker is claiming Gaga’s team is continuing to delay approval on the dolls in order to make sure they won’t be released until then. gaga has even requested tweaks to the design including a “more supermodel-like…prettier version of Gaga” face.
A rep for Gaga had no comment.