Madonna Files Emergency Court Order to Block Sale of Tupac Letter, Her Own DNA
Photo: Instagram, Madonna
Madonna filed an emergency court order in New
York City on Tuesday to block the auctioning of 22 personal
items she alleges were lifted from her private residency. The
stash includes, most famously, a
letter from Tupac Shakur that’s expected to
fetch $400,000, but the entire catalog reads like the trophies
of a seasoned stalker: a pair of dirty underwear, a hairbrush
with strands of Madonna’s hair still on the bristles,
and more letters from ex-boyfriends.
The singer, understandably isn’t pulling any punches. Page Six
reported that Madonna stated
in court papers, “I understand that my DNA could be extracted
from a piece of my hair. It is outrageous and grossly offensive
that my DNA could be auctioned for sale to the general public.”
Madonna suggested that an ex-friend and art consultant named
Darlene Lutz may have stolen the items from her home as she
“would have had access to these items on numerous occasions”
when the star was not home.
A spokesperson for the auction site, Gotta Have It!
Collectibles, responded to Madonna’ court order in a statement
“Madonna and her legal army have taken what we believe to be
a completely baseless and meritless action to temporarily
halt the sale of Ms. Lutz’s legal property. We believe that
her intent is nothing more than to besmirch the good
reputations of the auction house and Ms. Lutz. Madonna’s
allegations will be vigorously challenged and refuted in a
court of law in due course.”
In her suite, the singer pleads, “The fact that I have attained
celebrity status as a result of success in my career does not
obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard
to highly personal items.”
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