Lady Gaga promised a $500,000 award for the return of her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav after they were stolen in a February 24, 2021 robbery that left her dog walker critically wounded.

Now, Jennifer McBride, a 50-year-old woman who was connected to and arrested for the dognapping but returned the dogs two days later, is suing Lady Gaga for three times that amount, claiming that Gaga’s failure to pay the reward has caused her mental anguish, pain, suffering and instability.

According to court documents, McBride’s attorney said that the 13-time Grammy award-winning artist had breached a “no questions asked” agreement and that she hid an “intent to defraud and induce members of the public, such as Plaintiff, to rely upon it and act upon said promise by locating and delivering [her] bulldogs to Defendants.”

Following the robbery, McBride was given two years probation and charged with one count of receiving stolen property.

At the time, she was reportedly dating the father of Jaylin White, another participant in the 2021 assault who had received four years of jail time for second-degree robbery.

James Howard Jackson, the gunman who shot Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was sentenced to 21 years.

Authorities and detectives alleged that the robbers had not known the dogs were Lady Gaga’s, their intended motive instead being that they wanted to capture and sell an expensive breed of dog that could run up to thousands of dollars.

L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee revealed that McBride had known about the stolen dogs before returning them at the LAPD Olympic Community Station.

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