Judge tells Madonna to stop “harassing” her Upper West Side co-op

July 2, 2018

1 West 64th Street via CityRealty (l); Madonna via Wikimedia Commons (r)

1 West 64th Street via CityRealty (l); Madonna via Wikimedia Commons (r)

Back in September, a Manhattan judge threw out a lawsuit that Madonna had filed against her Upper West Side co-op after they enforced a rule that prohibited her family members or staff to live in the apartment at 1 West 64th Street without her being present. As 6sqft previously explained, “The judge dismissed the star’s suit because she filed two years after the co-op created the rule, in April of 2014, missing the deadline to proceed with legal action.” But this didn’t stop her; during the past 10 months, Madonna was “merely harassing” her neighbors, demanding access to board records, according to the Post.

According to an earlier post:

Madonna first bought the Manhattan pad for $7.3 million in 2008 and no stipulation about guests being in the home existed at the time. The co-op voted for the rule change in 2014 with a two-thirds of shareholders in favor. The updated lease said no one under 16 years of age could reside in the apartment unless an adult over age 21 was present.

However, Madonna claimed she was not made aware of the rule change, hence her April 2016 lawsuit.

Since the September dismissal, Madonna has been seeking access to voting records and annual meeting minutes from the board to “investigate how her lease was changed” and “how her family may use Unit 7A without breaching the lease,” according to court documents obtained by the Post. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits wrote in his decision, “Plaintiff does not need those materials anymore to prove a case that, by law, she is no longer allowed to prove.”

This is only the latest in a long list of apartment antics. When Madonna bought the Central Park West pad 10 years ago, she also owned a duplex in the building with ex-husband Sean Penn that she was using as a private workout studio and to host rowdy parties, which led her upstairs neighbor to sue (she sold this unit in 2013 for $16 million). And her residential enemies extend to the Upper East Side; a couple years ago, she was caught posting fake “No Parking” signs outside her 81st Street mansion to keep the public spots to herself.

[Via NYP]


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