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The Queen of Pop is suing former pal Darlene Lutz for consigning her 'highly personal items' to the online auctioneer Gotta Have It! Collectibles last summer, claiming the ex-friend did not have permission to sell her property.
Madonna’s lawyers barred Lutz’s videographer from attending her deposition in the case in August.
On Thursday, Lutz’s lawyer asked the judge to punish the 'Vogue' singer for the move.
'[Madonna’s] credibility was called into question a number of times' during the legal grilling, the lawyer, Judd Grossman, told Judge Gerald Lebovits in Manhattan Supreme Court.
For example, Grossman said, he asked Madonna during the deposition about a pair of panties she’d sent to a former lover over 20 years ago that were yanked from the auction block when she sued Lutz.
'Do you have any good-faith basis to allege that my client, Darlene Lutz, took these underwear from you?' as the singer has alleged, Grossman pressed.
'I do not,' Madonna admitted.
She also conceded that fan-club letters and snapshots from a Miami bachelorette party that are at issue in the suit had previously been published, according to Grossman.
'[Madonna] was visibly uncomfortable during the deposition. There were periods of time when she closed her eyes, struggling to find an answer,' Grossman said.
But her behavior during the questioning is forever lost to history - and to a jury - because the deposition was not recorded, Grossman argued.
So should the case go to trial, the jury won’t be able to fully asses her credibility, he said.
Madonna’s attorney, Brendan O’Rourke, countered that he believed that the judge had told the parties there would be no videotaped depositions. The judge said he couldn’t recall either way.
O’Rourke added that Lutz’s counsel couldn’t point to one specific instance of perjury in Madonna’s testimony.
Judge Lebovits said that recorded depositions are not the norm, before declining to sanction Madonna.
'I would say that they’re exceptionally atypical,' the judge declared.
Lutz is asking the judge to toss the case based on Madonna’s alleged admissions that many of the items are not, in fact, personal.
From Page Six / NY Post
Madonna posted several pictures on her Instagram account from Rio:
So Happy To Be Back in Brazil 🇧🇷💛🎉🌈🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷💛💛💛 Is it too early for a Caiprinha? 😂😂😂🌈🌈🌈💙💛🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/Xtnlb0J5At— Madonna (@Madonna) 24 October 2017
Fierce Girls ready to Roll! ♥️🌈💙🙏🏻🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉! pic.twitter.com/YU5NLW4UM5— Madonna (@Madonna) 23 October 2017
Lisbon Nights.............Always start. Out one way..............🖤🎩💙 pic.twitter.com/51QMWtfaDr— Madonna (@Madonna) 22 October 2017
And End Up Another.......,,,,,,,,🤡🍷♥️🌺🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/jtChX9b1sD— Madonna (@Madonna) 22 October 2017
Today, Sex is still the most radical career move a pop star has ever made.
During Madonna’s imperial phase - the ephemeral period in an artist’s career when everything turns to commercial gold - she sang about teenage pregnancy, introduced the famous cone bra, burned Christian crosses, simulated masturbation on an arena tour and made a video so prurient that even the youth-centric MTV refused to air it. That was child’s play.
The publication of Sex - on Oct. 21, 1992, one day after its companion album 'Erotica' arrived to mixed reviews - marked the moment Madonna’s priorities graduated from making you dance to making you horny. Michael Jackson had been grabbing his crotch for years, and Prince wore an assless pantsuit to the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards, but women were only allowed to push so many buttons. The competing female pop stars of the 1980s couched their sexuality in other aesthetics: punk camp (Cyndi Lauper), androgyny (Annie Lennox), anthems about respect (Janet Jackson), love-hungry wholesomeness (Whitney Houston). For Madonna, however, there was a continuum between 'Like a Virgin,' the 1984 single that sparked her first brush with controversy, and 'Erotica,' a concept album about fornication, conceived in the shadow of the conservative Reagan era and the ongoing AIDS crisis.
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Summing up my week in Lisbon. ......,,,,,,., 😨 sipping Cham -pain pic.twitter.com/qp8KvZmpls— Madonna (@Madonna) 20 October 2017
Back in the late 1990s I used to run into Sean Hughes all the time at parties. He was a Perrier Award-winning stand-up comedian and team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks who would go to the opening of an envelope, so long as it included a free drink. I was the Showbusiness Correspondent of the Evening Standard so I was often there too.
Such was the case when we both found ourselves in a room at the ICA waiting to meet Madonna one night in November 1999.
Madonna had expressed an interest in seeing the band Sneaker Pimps and, unbeknown to most of the audience (but not me and Sean, who were in on it), had sequestered the upstairs area of the music venue so that she could watch them without having to mingle with the plebs - me and Sean, and all the paying punters. The first most people knew of that was when we were all herded out of the bar and into the downstairs auditorium before the gig began.
We then waited, muttering darkly, while security men blocked the exits for Madonna and her then-boyfriend Guy Ritchie, riding high with his film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, to ascend the stairs to the balcony and take their seats in the front row. It was like the Royal Box at Wimbledon: all that was missing was a regal wave from Her Madgesty to signal to the band that she was ready for her command performance to begin.
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Madonna pictured below with The Sneaker Pimps from that night.
Come and join all of Madonna's biggest fans as we celebrate 25 years of the Erotica album!
Madonna's Erotica single was another Gold selling single. In the UK, her then-record company Warner Brothers continued it's catalogue of mismanagement of Madonna's releases and prevented her getting a number 1 by failing to release the Erotica Remixes CD in the UK, instead opting for 4 formats containing the same 3 edits, with a folded up poster as a lacklustre 'bonus' with the 12". Nonetheless the track still hit number 3!
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Matt himself posted this message on Facebook: 'Am feeling overwhelmed. You guys have just helped me hit 100% of my target and made #TheMadonnaOfBolton Unbound's fastest crowdfunded novel ever! Next stop the Frankfurt Book Fair - and taking on the world. My childhood self would be proud! Madonna might be impressed too.'
You can still pledge and receive some of the supporters benefits when the book is published at https://unbound.com/books/the-madonna-of-bolton
All Madonna fans need to hear is that publishers think Madonna is too old and the story is too gay and we love to support the project! London's Evening Standard newspaper even got behind the project.
Portugal Slaaaaaaaaaayyyyssssssssss! 🇵🇹💯🇵🇹💯🇵🇹💯🇵🇹💯🇵🇹💯⚽️♥️⚽️♥️⚽️2-0!!!! pic.twitter.com/i6M1wpNdYc— Madonna (@Madonna) 10 October 2017
What happened in Vegas is an unspeakable tragedy. 💔And these acts of seemingly Random violence are happening With more and more. frequency. And the chaos pain and suffering in the world is increasing exponentially. And YES its too easy to buy a GUN in The U.S. or have access to automatic weapons. And this needs to stop!! But the only way we are really going to change the trajectory that the world seems to be heading for is to change our consciousness! 💡 Each and everyone of us.
Let Us Pray for Vegas. And all of the Victims and everyones loss but we also need to Pray for Peace.in the. World. Personally and Globally. 🌏 Lets Pray for the strength to maintain a higher level of consciousness. ☮️. Let's I Pray that we find a way back to our humanity. Let's. pray that we do not forget to treat all living creatures with compassion dignity and respect. and Let's Pray for Vegas.
Charlie Matthews’ love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di. Remembering the Green Cross Code and getting out of football are the most important things in his life… until Auntie Jan - who everyone says looks like the blonde one out of Bananarama – gives him a gift that will last a lifetime: a seven-inch single called 'Lucky Star'.
On his ninth birthday, Charlie discovers Madonna, and falls in love. And this obsession sees him through some tough times in life: being persecuted at school; fitting in at a posh university; a glamorous career in London; finding boyfriends; getting rid of boyfriends; growing up; and family heartbreak. Madonna’s music and videos inspire Charlie, and her fierce determination to succeed gives him the confidence to do the same. Ultimately, though, he must let go of his reliance on his idol and learn to find his own voice.
When Matt first started talking to publishers about this book, he was told that it was too working class, too Eighties, too immersed in pop culture, and too gay. But Charlie’s is a story that anyone can empathise with. It’s Billy Elliot meets Beautiful Thing with added pointy breast plates – a story for anyone who ever sang their heart out, looked for love, dreamed of more, or wanted a Soda Stream more than anything else in the world.
The Madonna of Bolton will make you laugh, cry and Get Into the Groove. It’s a book to Cherish and a Ray of Light, and it even has a little Hanky Panky.
Pledge now for your subscriber’s edition, and together we’ll be Causing a Commotion.
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