The Dear Madge letter and other personal items can be sold at auction, a Manhattan Supreme Court Judge ruled Monday.
The Material Girl had sued her former friend, Darlene Lutz, last July to prevent her from profiting off Madonna’s letters, cassette tapes and photos.
On Monday, Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled that under a 2004 kiss-off agreement with Lutz, Madge forfeited her right to claw back her private items.
'(Madonna) knew that throughout her relationship with Lutz, Lutz was in possession of various pieces of (Madonna’s) personal property,' the judge wrote in his decision. 'Yet before this action began, the plaintiff did not make any demand to return her possessions.'
The judge suggested that the singer should have sued her brother Christopher Ciccone, who gave Lutz some of the items.
'It's a clear cut victory for us,' Gotta Have It! auction house co-owner Ed Kosinski said.
He had no sympathy for the Vogue performer's bid for privacy in the case.
'She shouldn't have signed a settlement agreement relinquishing the right to all property in Darlene's possession.'
Lawyers for the 'Lucky Star' singer did not return calls for comment.
From NY Daily News