05/08/2013 07:22 BST

Lady Gaga Lawsuit: Court Reportedly Rules Singer's Secrets Will Remain Sealed

Lady Gaga's "damning secrets" will reportedly remain under wraps, after a judge agreed to have sensitive info filed under seal.

TMZ reports the information held by her former producer Rob Fusari and former friend and talent scout Wendy Starland could harm the pop superstar if it were to be revealed.

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The website claims Gaga reportedly asked a New York court earlier this year to seal documents in a lawsuit.

Starland and Fusari have been battling in court since 2010, when Starland filed a lawsuit claiming she was owed money from the early part of Gaga's career. She is now launching her own pop career.

Meanwhile, last week, Gaga - who recently topped Forbes' World's Most Powerful Musicians list - confirmed the first single from her forthcoming 'ARTPOP' album is called 'Applause' and unveiled the single's cover art.

The title of the brand new track was rumoured last week after Gaga's make-up artist Tara Savelo posted an image of what appeared to be the new artwork and captioned it 'Applause'.

The singer has also announced that fans can order 'ARTPOP', which is released on 11 November, from 19 August, due to public demand.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: "Due to public anticipation ITUNES will now offer preorder for ARTPOP album/app AUG 19 the same day you can purchase my new single 'Applause'."

Gaga will perform 'Applause' for the first time at this year's MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sunday 25 August.


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