Madonna Loses Lawsuit After Suing Old Friend Over Tupac Letter Auction

A judge has thrown out Madonna’s lawsuit after the singer attempted to put a stop to an old letter she received from Tupac being auctioned off, it’s been reported.

The 59-year-old, who dated Tupac three years before he died in 1996, tried to sue her former friend and art consultant, Darlene Lutz, last July after learning that she was attempting to profit from her letters, cassette tapes and photos.

However, according to the New York Daily News, Judge Gerald Lobbyists said Monday that because Madonna signed a release back in 2004, that meant she’d forfeited the right to get her private items back.

Raquel Welch, Madonna and Tupac Shakur at the 1994 Interview Magazine party in New York
Raquel Welch, Madonna and Tupac Shakur at the 1994 Interview Magazine party in New York — Getty

The judge is said to have written, “(Madonna) knew that throughout her relationship with Lutz, Lutz was in possession of various pieces of (Madonna’s) personal property. Yet before this action began, the plaintiff did not make any demand to return her possessions.”

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Lobbyists also suggested that Madonna should have sued her brother Christopher Ciccone, who gave Lutz some of the items in question.

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Madonna is said to have claimed she wasn’t aware Lutz even had possession of the letter, TMZ reported.

ET Canada has reached out to the singer’s rep for further comments.

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