Madonna loses auction battle over Tupac's break-up letter

25 April, 2018, 00:49 | Author: Regina Boyd

In a lawsuit filed last August, Madonna sought return of those items, including some that had actually already been auctioned off, because they weren't covered by that initial injunction.

According to the judge's order, Lutz had received several items over her two-decade-long relationship with Madonna, and when they ended things Darlene got to keep some stuff.

The famed jailhouse letter that 2Pac wrote to Madonna giving a post-mortem of their breakup had previously been put up for auction back in July of past year. Personal belongings that included items like her brush and satin panties, old cassettes, photos, and of course, the letter in which Tupac said "adios".

"For you to be seen with a black man wouldn't in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting", Shakur wrote.

He also pointed to an apparent release Madonna had signed in 2004 after settling a dispute with Lutz over some artwork, which banned the pop superstar from taking future legal action.

"(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.

Lutz has denied Madonna's claims in a deposition stating the singer never read her fan mail because she had no interest in her legions of followers.

"We did substantial due diligence when we took all the Madonna items for auction".

"It's a clear cut victory for us", Gotta Have It! online auction house co-owner Ed Kosinski said.

The items - including the letter - will go back up for sale in July. She recalled the pair becoming friendly in the downtown Manhattan art scene of the early 1980s, and said that she realized early on "that everything that came into contact with Madonna could be important". "And all the high-priced attorneys she hired couldn't change that fact", Jeffrey Haas, an attorney for the auction house added.