On Monday, April 23rd, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled against Madonna in her bid to regain possession of a letter the late Tupac Shakur wrote her from jail in 1995. In the letter, Shakur tries to apologize for their break up and asks the Material Girl to come visit him. Madonna filed suit last July to stop her former friend, Darlene Lutz, from putting the letter up for auction.
- The judge based his ruling on that in 2004 Madonna signed a settlement agreement with Lutz allowing her to keep any of her possessions that Lutz had. The judge wrote, “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.”
- The letter will hit the auction block in July and the bidding is expected to start at $100,000.