Madonna loses bid to keep Tupac's break-up letter from being auctioned off

Sergio Cunningham
April 25, 2018

However, despite her objections, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gerald Lebovits on Monday ruled that the auction ould proceed, including for the letter, which went for a starting bid of $100,000 when it was first listed a year ago.

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

Last July Madonna filed a request for a temporary restraining against the auction house, seeking to remove 20 items from sale.

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.

The judge's view was that if Madonna didn't want the Tupac letter to be sold, she should've never signed the release.

Apart from the intimate things of Tupac, the most significant thing is the letter from the late rapper Tupac, who dated pop-singer Madonna secretly.

The famed jailhouse letter that 2Pac wrote to Madonna giving a post-mortem of their breakup had previously been put up for auction back in July of a year ago.

In 2017, a large cache of Madonna's personal items went up for auction.

"It's a clear cut victory for us", Gotta Have It! online auction house co-owner Ed Kosinski said. She then filed suit in NY in August 2017 in an effort to halt the auction indefinitely.

On Monday (April 23), the NY judge presiding over the case ruled in favour of the auctioneers, saying the statute of limitations to recover her items had passed. "And all the high-priced attorneys she hired couldn't change that fact".

Manhattan judge ruled that an auction for it can proceed.

On Monday, Justice Gerald Lebovitz ruled that under a 2004 kiss-off agreement with Lutz, Madge forfeited her right to claw back her private items. 2Pac explained that he felt pressure from his fans to support the image of himself he had created, and that, coupled with his hurt from certain comments Madonna had made, contributed to their split.

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