Woman who returned Lady Gaga’s stolen dogs sues singer for not paying her News

The woman who returned Lady Gaga’s dogs after they were stolen in 2021 is suing Gaga for failing to pay the $500,000 reward she promised the singer.

As previously reported by BuzzFeed News, in February 2021, Gaga’s two French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen in a robbery that also included the shooting of Gaga’s assistant. In April 2021, five people were arrested in connection with the robbery, including Jennifer McBride, who eventually turned in the dogs. After McBride surrendered the dogs, Los Angeles police discovered that she had a relationship with the father of one of the men arrested for the robbery.

McBride was arrested as an accessory to attempted murder and in December 2022 she pleaded no objection to a count of receipt of stolen property. She was sentenced to two years probation, according to the LA Times.

In 2021, multiple outlets reported that Lady Gaga offered $500,000 to anyone who would return her dogs “no questions asked.”

In the new lawsuit, obtained by BuzzFeed News, McBride claimed she did not receive the reward. The lawsuit alleges that Gaga “cheated” McBride “by making a promise with no intention of fulfilling it.”


The lawsuit further alleges that McBride suffered compensatory damages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of zest for life for not receiving the $500,000.

Gaga’s reps did not immediately respond to our request for comment.