Entertaiment

Madonna loses legal battle to stop auction of Tupac break-up letter

Madonna loses legal battle to stop auction of Tupac break-up letter”

The "Gotta Have Rock and Roll" auction house now look likely to press ahead with the sale of the items.

In a decision made public yesterday, judge Gerald Lebovits ruled that she had misdirected her legal action by targeting Darlene Lutz, the NY art collector who helped Madonna build a collection before the pair fell out.

In the court filing, Madonna claimed she was not aware she no longer possessed the items and that Lutz had "betrayed my trust in an outrageous effort to obtain my possessions without my knowledge or consent". Madonna also signed a release shielding Ms Lutz from any future claims as part of a settlement over artwork in 2004, Judge... "But for me at least in my previous perception I felt due to my "image" I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was".

The auction, which also includes other intimate items including a hairbrush with strands of Madonna's hair, will now go ahead in July.

"(Madonna) knew that throughout her relationship with Lutz, Lutz was in possession of various pieces of (Madonna's) personal property", the judge ruled. "Yet before this auction began, the plaintiff did not make any demand to return her possessions".

The letter, which can be read in part here, contained musings from the late rap legend about the circumstances of the once power couple's breakup.

"It's a clear cut victory for us", Gotta Have It! auction house co-owner Ed Kosinski said. "I never meant to hurt you". "We were confident that Madonna had no claim whatsoever", the company said in a statement.

The items - including the letter - will go back up for sale in July.

Madonna has yet to comment on the court decision, but Lutz's attorney, Judd Grossman, is celebrating what he's called a "complete win" for his client.

While Madonna says that some of the items are "highly confidential and embarrassing", you'd have to wonder who in their right mind would hand over such things to anyone in the first place.



Like this

Latest


25 April 2018
Court: Copyright suit not allowed for selfie-taking monkey
The case was brought in a US court because Slater's book was available for sale in the United States. Fox News' Bill Mears and the Associated Press contributed to this article.

24 April 2018
Serie A match report Juventus v Napoli 22 April 2018
Crotone are 17th with 31 points, one place outside the relegation zone, and are 14 ahead of Benevento who can not catch them. Football legend Diego Maradona has praised Kalidou Koulibaly for his decisive effort in Napoli's 1-0 victory over Juventus .

24 April 2018
Mets' Matt Harvey Not Guaranteed Another Start, Says Mickey Callaway
With Jason Vargas returning to the rotation, the Mets had to move somebody out, and Harvey and his 6.00 ERA are the choice. The Braves lead the National League with 104 runs scored and are four games over.500 for the first time since April 2015.

22 April 2018
'Fearless Girl' finds a new place to take a stand
Pedestrians walk past a snow covered " Fearless Girl " sculpture during a late season nor'easter in New York, March 21, 2018. Di Modica's bull is meant to signify American prosperity and strength, the artist said in comparison.

21 April 2018
Alabama man, 83, executed for judge's 1989 mail-bomb death
Zeigler said Moody's long period on death row also meant taxpayers had to foot the bill for his room, board and medical expenses. Moody was declared dead at 8:42 p.m., less than half an hour after the execution began, according to officials.

20 April 2018
Golovkin Moves On- With or Without Canelo
With Alvarez, a Mexican, fighting on Cinco de Mayo, the rematch had been billed as one of the boxing events of the year. Gennady Golovkin getting stripped of the IBF title would be a blow to his hopes of unifying the middleweight division.

20 April 2018
Jets defenceman Morrissey suspended one game for hit on Wild's Staal
However, I think the Rockets are just too tough and will win the series in five games. I don't know how no one with stripes saw it, but that's besides itself".

20 April 2018
Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode In Prototype Stage At DICE
According to recent reports, Activision is also looking into including a battle royale mode in Black Ops 4 . Grubb reached out to EA for any comments on this report but they declined.

19 April 2018
400 companies in Australia were victims of a cyber-attack Russian Federation
The joint missive was the first time the U.S. and United Kingdom governments have teamed up to put out such an alert. And they're usually not secured at the same level as a network server.

19 April 2018
McKayla Maroney says convicted predator Larry Nassar molested her 'hundreds' of times
She and fellow Olympic gymnast Jamie Dantzscher will testify before USA senators on how to protect athletes from sexual abuse. I could not look at them any longer and stay quiet.



Recommended