Lady Gaga will not have to pay the $500,000 reward to the woman who was an accomplice in the stealing of her beloved French bulldogs in 2021.
Gaga announced the reward in February of that year after her purebred pups, Koji and Gustav, were snatched from her dog walker at gunpoint.
Following the safe return of her pooches, Gaga was slapped with a lawsuit from Jennifer McBride after she did not hand over the money.
The case has now been thrown out before it even made it to trial.
The judge said allowing McBride to pursue the claims “would allow her to benefit from her admitted wrongdoing,” the outlet adds.
After returning the dogs at the LAPD Olympic Community station on Feb. 26, 2021, McBride was later charged in connection to the theft with receiving stolen property and being an accessory to the crime.
McBride eventually pled no contest to one count of receiving stolen property and was slapped with two years of probation.
He lost part of a lung in what he described as a “very close call with death.”
Authorities say the perpetrators did not specifically target Lady Gaga, as they did not know the dogs belonged to the musician.
They believe the group’s motive was the value of the French bulldogs, a breed that can cost thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars.
Lady Gaga gets lawsuit over $500K dog reward thrown out. Lady Gaga gets lawsuit over $500K dog reward thrown out