A defendant in the February 2021 theft of Lady Gaga’s two dogs, which left her dog walker shot and seriously injured, has filed a lawsuit against her. Jennifer McBride, the person who returned Gaga’s dogs Koji and Gustav, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the 36-year-old Grammy Award winner for failing to pay the $500,000 reward she had promised, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
In a Friday filing, McBride’s lawyer said that by promising to pay the incentive “no questions asked” and failing to do so, Gaga had broken the contract terms and engaged in fraud by false representation and promise.
McBride claims in the lawsuit that she thinks Gaga made her “no questions asked” offer “to mislead and encourage members of the public, such as Plaintiff, to rely upon it and to act upon a said promise by identifying and delivering Lady Gaga’s bulldogs to Defendants.” In response to PEOPLE‘s request for comment, a lawyer for Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta) did not immediately provide an answer.
When she was one of five people detained in connection with the crime in April 2021, McBride was dating Harold White, another accomplice and the father of Jaylin White. James Jackson, Lafayette Whaley, and Jaylin participated in the heist and shooting.
The couple was detained on a charge of being an accessory after the fact to attempted murder, According to a prior LAPD news release, and was “found to be accessories after the first crime.”
Jackson, who shot dog walker Ryan Fischer, entered a no-contest plea to attempted murder with severe bodily harm in December and was given a 21-year prison term.
Prosecutors dismissed other minor charges against him due to his request, including conspiracy to commit robbery, second-degree robbery, assault with a semiautomatic weapon, and felon possessing a handgun in a moving vehicle.
Fischer, who suffered a collapsed lung from the shooting and stayed with Gaga during his recovery, said in a statement at Jackson’s sentencing that he’s gone into debt and suffered a “loss of career, friendships, aimlessly traveling the country” since the shooting.
“You shot me and left me to die, and both of our lives have changed forever,” said Fischer, adding: “I do forgive you. With the attack, you completely altered my life. I know I can’t completely move on from the night you shot me until I said those words to you.”