Madonna's Tupac Shakur Breakup Letter Auction Allowed by Judge

Apr 25, 2018, 09:35
Madonna's Tupac Shakur Breakup Letter Auction Allowed by Judge

Madonna has lost her bid to block some of her personal items - including a break-up letter from late rapper Tupac Shakur - from being sold at auction.

Last year, the singer, actress and director successfully halted an online auction containing several of her personal items - including her worn underwear, a hairbrush containing her hair, and a letter sent to the singer from late rapper Tupac, explaining why he had made a decision to break up with her.

Madonna had said she didn't realize the items were no longer in her possession until she saw press coverage of the auction. I never meant to hurt you'.

Miss Lutz had a total of 22 items of Tupac including the love letters, cassettes and a hairbrush which believed to had strands of Madonna's hair. In it Madonna described two of her rivals, Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone, as "horribly mediocre", adding, "They're always being held up as paragons of virtue and some sort of measuring stick to humiliate me".

The auction house released a statement on Monday, saying: "We did substantial due diligence when we took all the Madonna items for auction". "[Madonna] knew that throughout her relationship with Lutz, Lutz was in possession of various pieces of [Madonna's] personal property", the judge stated in his decision.

Now, the legal battle has concluded, with Justice Gerald Lebovitz ruling in favour of the auction house, who reportedly obtained the items from Madonna's former personal assistant Darlene Lutz in 2004.

"From day one it was clear that this case should never have been filed and that Madonna did so exclusively to exact personal revenge on an old foe", Grossman said.

Attorneys for Madonna had no comment on the matter.

'Yet before this action began, the plaintiff did not make any demand to return her possessions'.

Madonna failed to stop her longtime friend and auctioneer Darlene Lutz to stop the sale, which was stopped temporarily pending the outcome of the matter. Lutz's lawyers accused Madonna of a "personal vendetta" and mocked her appeals for privacy, noting that the auction included a pair of underwear she had mailed to a lover.

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