An ex-pal of Madonna urged a Manhattan decide Wednesday to toss a lawsuit filed by the Queen of Pop over an public sale of her memorabilia as a result of The Materials Woman freely gave away the priciest merchandise — a pair of worn satin panties.
“They weren’t cautious, the plaintiff wasn’t cautious in bringing these claims,” stated Judd Grossman, an lawyer for the previous good friend Darlene Lutz.
“For instance the underwear, lot No. 10. There was a handwritten observe with hearts and symbols to a boyfriend that stated, ‘My underwear for you,’” Grossman advised Manhattan Supreme Courtroom Justice Gerald Lebovits.
“My shopper by no means had something to do with that lot,” Grossman argued.
As an alternative, the convicted drug supplier ex-boyfriend, Peter Shue, has stated he consigned the lingerie to on-line auctioneer Gotta Have It! Collectibles. But Madonna is just not suing him.
Over the summer time Decide Lebovits briefly yanked 22 gadgets from the July public sale pending the conclusion of the case.
Now Madonna’s lawyer, Brendan O’Rourke is simply asking the decide to return 19 of these tons together with a love letter that the late rapper Tupac Shakur despatched the pop celebrity in 1995.
O’Rourke conceded that Madonna has no legitimate declare on her gifted panties.
However, “there’s little question that the letter belongs to my shopper,” he stated.
Lutz got here throughout the handwritten missive when she was sorting by means of a pile of Madonna’s fan mail that ended up in her private archives.
“She didn’t even understand she had a Tupac letter till 2008 or 2009. She employed an intern who discovered the letter and voilà a gold mine from Tupac,” O’Rourke stated.
“Quick ahead…she’s making an attempt to revenue by promoting letters to [Gotta Have It!]. The letter is value an estimated $one hundred,000. It wasn’t her letter to promote,” O’Rourke stated.
He’s additionally demanding the return of a checkbook, a hairbrush entangled with Madonna’s locks and a letter from Rosie O’Donnell.
Lutz has stated Madonna requested her to retailer the gadgets after shifting out of her Miami residence.
“This case is not any totally different than if I requested a pal to carry my issues in his attic,” her lawyer, Grossman, stated.
“That they had a falling out thirteen years in the past. This case is about private revenge, not property rights,” Grossman informed The Submit after the listening to.
The decide stated he would situation his choice at a later date.