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Lady Gaga's 'Gold Digging?' Ex-Boyfriend Sues for $30 Million

Lady Gaga's 'Gold Digging?'  Ex-Boyfriend Sues for  $30 Million

Lady Gaga's former boyfriend and business partner is suing the pop princess for $30.5 million, claiming he was pushed away after a botched romance. Songwriter-producer Rob Fusari's lawsuit contends he transformed Stefani Germanotta into "Lady Gaga" and made her a superstar. "Fusari was expecting someone a little more grunge-rocker than the young Italian girl 'guidette' that arrived at his doorstep," the court documents said. Sounds like this guy watched too much Jersey Shore.

Lady Gaga's former boyfriend and business partner is suing the pop diva for $30.5 million, claiming he was pushed away after a botched romance.

According to CNN, songwriter-producer Rob Fusari's lawsuit contends he transformed Stefani Germanotta into "Lady Gaga" and made her a superstar.

Fusari's lawyer, Robert Meloni, borrowed a line from the tragic play "The Mourning Bride" to set the stage for his arguments, saying, "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."

It looks like he is the one who is scorned.

"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," the suit said.

Fusari said that the then 20-year-old Germanotta rode a bus from Manhattan to Fusari's studio in New Jersey to work on music in the spring of 2006.

"Fusari was expecting someone a little more grunge-rocker than the young Italian girl 'guidette' that arrived at his doorstep and was worried that he had made a mistake," the court documents said.

Sounds like this guy watched too much Jersey Shore.

"Fusari then asked her to play one of her songs on the studio piano and within seconds, (he) realized that Germanotta had star potential. The trick would be coaxing it out of her."

The suit claims Fusari created her stage name by accident. A text message intended to read "Radio Ga Ga," named after the Queen song, was changed by spell check on his cell phone to "Lady Ga Ga," it said. "Germanotta loved it and 'Lady Gaga' was born."

Their romance grew and then declined after they were "working intensely in such close emotional quarters," it said.

The suit claims the couple started bickering and that Gaga became more and more verbally abusive towards Fusari.

"Fusari wanted to return their relationship to a purely professional level, so in January 2007, he ended their romantic involvement," the suit said.

So, what is he suing her for? Alienation of Affection?

 "We have no comment," Lady Gaga's publicist said.

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