Rob Fusari wants his 20 percent. The no name music producer is suing Stefani Germanotta for $30.5 million (cause $30 mill clearly wasn’t enough), claiming he co-wrote some of her biggest hits, gave her the name Lady Gaga, and helped her morph into the pop cultural phenomena she’s become. According to the lawsuit, they shared both a business and personal relationship, which is probably where he went wrong in the first place.
It could also explain why his legal team has peppered the lawsuit with some serious cliches:
“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/ Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,” reads the opening of the brief.
It then goes on, “All business is personal. When those personal relationships evolve into romantic entanglements, any corresponding business relationship usually follows the same trajectory so that when one crashes they all burn. That is what happened here.”