By Damilola Faustino
Madonna has lost her legal bid to block the sale of her underwear, hair and breakup letter from Tupac.
Last year, the singer, actress and director successfully stopped an online auction containing several of these items.
New York Judge Gerald Lebovits ruled that Madonna’s legal action was misdirected and agreed with Darlene Lutz-who had helped her build up an impressive collection, in a ruling that states that all legal disputes between the pair were settled in 2004.
The ruling was on thin legal grounds, and not based on claims of invasion of privacy. With this ruling, Lutz is now free to do with her property as she pleases without any continued interference by Madonna.
Madonna is yet to respond to the ruling.
The rap legend was killed in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting the following year.
Ed Kosinski and Pete Siegel, the co-owners of GottaHaveRockandRoll.com told The Independent in a statement: “We did substantial due diligence when we took all the Madonna items for auction. We were confident that Madonna had no claim whatsoever, and the judge clearly agreed with us.”
Jeffrey Haas, an attorney for the website, added: “I was confident in our case and that Madonna’s lawsuit was frivolous. And all the high-priced attorneys she hired couldn’t change that fact.”
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