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Lady Gaga overtime row to go to court

A former roommate and friend Lady Gaga will take her to court over claims she was cheated out of overtime wages.

A US jury will decide whether Gaga's demands on Jennifer O'Neill left her any personal time, or whether she was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week as she claims in her lawsuit against the pop sensation.

Lady Gaga is estimated to have earned $80 million in the first six months of 2013. Credit: Reuters

O'Neill worked for the singer in early 2009 and again from 2010 to 2011. US District Judge Paul Gardephe said both sides she agree she was expected to be available throughout each hour of the day, which potentially qualifies her for overtime compensation.

O'Neill said she was paid about $50,000 annually when she was first hired and $75,000 annually the second time by the pop singer, who is estimated in a list published by Forbes magazine to have earned $80 million in the first six months of this year.

A trial is set for November 4.