Madonna Files Emergency Court Order to Block Auction of 2Pac Breakup Letter
Yesterday (July 18), TMZ reported that Madonna filed an emergency court order in New York to block the site, gottahaverockandroll.com, from selling her now famous breakup letter from Tupac and other personal items. As of yesterday evening, she was successful— the letter and other items have been removed from the auction site.
Madonna says she never even knew some of the items were out of her possession, according to documents obtained by TMZ. Other items listed for sale included photos, a checkbook, a pair of worn panties and a note which surfaced again last week, in which she called Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone “horribly mediocre.” Madonna believes former friend and art consultant, Darlene Lutz, was responsible for taking the items.
However, in a statement issued to TMZ, a spokesperson for Gotta Have Rock and Roll website and Lutz said the auction was on the up and up.
“Madonna and her legal army have taken what we believe to be a completely baseless and meritless action to temporarily halt the sale of Ms. Lutz’s legal property,” the spokesperson said. “We believe that her intent is nothing more than to besmirch the good reputations of the auction house and Ms. Lutz. Madonna’s allegations will be vigorously challenged and refuted in a court of law in due course.”
As of now, a judge has ordered the auction site to remove the items.