A judge ruled Thursday that Madge waited too long to sue the board of Harperley Hall for changing the building’s rules to bar her children from using the opulent $7.3 million pad when she is not home.
'Because (Madonna) commenced this action more than four months after she became aware of being aggrieved by it, her first and second causes of action are time-barred,' Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits wrote.
Madonna bought the home at 1 W. 64th St. in 2008. The co-op board changed the terms of the lease in April 2, 2014 - but Madonna didn’t sue until April 1, 2016, Lebovits noted.
The statute of limitations on Madonna’s claims against the board is four months.
Madonna had argued that her duties as the Queen of Pop made it impossible for her to comply with the board’s rules.
'Plaintiff is a world renowned recording artist, performer and singer who is constantly on world tours. As such, Plaintiff owns many residences around the world and travels extensively worldwide,' Madonna wrote in her lawsuit.
Madonna had asked the court to declare the new rules didn’t apply to her and that her four children, other family members or 'certain others' could use the unit when she was out of town.
Though the ruling guts Madonna’s legal effort, the judge did allow her to continue seeking documents on the board’s decision-making, as well as legal fees.
When in New York, the 'Express Yourself' singer’s primary residence is thought to be a townhouse on E. 81st St.
From NY Daily News