Lady Gaga is notoriously, legendarily a Very Nice Person, so I’m hoping we withhold judgment on this, given that the reporting is from TMZ. We have no idea what she’s doing behind the scenes for or on behalf of the bodyguard.
Edit; I see other outlets have picked it up, too. Still, wait and see.
Whether she asks questions of the person returning her dogs would seem to be a separate question from whether the authorities do. It’s hard to collect that kind of money without some kind of paper trail.
Rather than pure WTF? I gotta hope this is ‘working with the cops’
I know a honey pot when i see one
That was my thought too. “No questions asked” is not some kind of binding contract of all powerful immunity. If the shooter shows up with the dogs, guaranteed he’s gettin’ arrested with a shrug and no money. “I lied- suck it, asshole” she will say. And so she should.
That shot my “dog napper” paranoia right through the roof. Up here in the high desert it’s a definite thing, nobody leaves there dogs outside unsupervised…
Where I live there is a constant string of folks having their dogs stolen. If you are lucky you get it back by offering “a reward” – there have been several heartbreaking multi-month searches for stolen pets. I worry while walking two dogs solo that I am fairly defenseless.
or the kidnapper could ask for bitcoin or ethereum or Monero or hell why not doge coin to be transferred. if he asks for doge coin ill bet its Elon Musk that stole the dogs. thinking about it some more i could see celebrety pet kidnapping becoming a booming industry.
step one. fly drone with meat near pet and then into unmarked van
step two. request doge coin
step three . repeat
TBH if my dog was stolen I would probably not even be thinking rationally enough to put any of that together anyway. If I had her money, and $500K was the fastest way to get my dog back, I’d do it.
My pup is a service animal, she’s with me when I’m in crowds/large retail/trips. The service animal vest I surmise is a huge deterrent to dog theft, that’s what I tell myself so I can actually leave the house once in awhile, with a death grip on her lead.
Someone needs to explain to TMZ that having several paragraphs about the dogs prior to stating the condition of the gunshot victim is horrific.
I don’t think I’ve ever so much as clicked a TMZ link, so I may be mistaken, but from what I have seen, I don’t think they would care one bit. People with a moral compass don’t really get into the celebrity gossip racket.
For us decidedly non-TMZers where does Lady Gaga fall on the Tom Hanks (10) to Mel Gibson (1) scale? (“Which, of course, is a logarithmic scale”) (always striving to keep in mind that nine outta ten celebrities didn’t get to be celebrities because of their SAT scores)
5 million out of 10
I remain skeptical of Tom Hanks being a 10. Perhaps Angela Lansbury could take over the 10 spot?