The romance is over, and so is the legal action.
[artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] and a former boyfriend/music producer Rob Fusari have both dismissed lawsuits filed against each other . The Associated Press reports that court papers filed this week show that Gaga and Fusari have both agreed to drop the dueling suits.
Fusari originally filed in March in New York and said he wanted $30.5 million, but the AP reported that it was still unclear on Friday (September 10) whether the two made any financial deal in dismissing both suits.
Fusari’s beef with Gaga was that he had helped to launch the pop star’s career, but hadn’t been properly compensated for his effort in the aftermath of their failed relationship. Fusari — who has also worked on Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” movie theme and Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious” — teamed up with the singer back in March 2006. He said it was he who persuaded her to trade in her rock style for dance beats.
Fusari and Gaga co-wrote songs such as “Paparazzi” and “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich,” which would appear on her debut album, The Fame, and in the initial lawsuit, he claimed that he transformed the singer born Stefani Germanotta into Lady Gaga, a name adapted from Queen’s “Radio Ga Ga.”
Per the lawsuit, Lady Gaga and Fusari’s relationship turned romantic and then became a business partnership in May 2006, when they created a joint venture called Team Love Child, LLC, to promote her career. Fusari’s share was 20 percent, according the agreement.
Gaga may have been compelled to drop the suit to focus on her current success: She’s up for an astounding 13 Moonmen at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards , airing live on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.