'Given the intense media interest in this case, we are concerned that a protective order would be inadequate to protect the privacy interests of the individual parties,' she wrote.
Judd countered with the following in an e-mail statement to Vanity Fair (V.F. also reached out to Madonna’s legal representation):
'Madonna filed this very public lawsuit containing numerous accusations against Defendants without seeking any confidentiality,' Grossman said in an e-mail to Vanity Fair. 'Now that it is Defendants’ turn to test those allegations under cross-examination, for the first time Madonna wants these proceedings to be conducted in secret. Her celebrity status is no reason to treat her differently than any other party who walks through the courthouse doors.'
There will be a hearing concerning this matter on Monday.
Since last month, Lutz—who, per Time Madonna identified as 'a former friend, art consultant, and frequent overnight guest' - has remained adamant that Madonna gave her the items put up at auction willingly. Lutz’s legal team maintains that these items are now their client’s 'legal property.'
'As a result of my close relationship with Plaintiff, I received certain ephemera directly from her,' Lutz said in the court documents, per the New York Daily News last month. 'I also had a close friendship with several of Plaintiffs family members, during that time, and I received various items directly from them.'
From Vanity Fair