Madonna loses three-year legal battle with Upper West Side co-op board
Madonna lost an almost three-year legal battle with her Upper West Side co-op board after a judge this week tossed her complaints, Page Six reported. The pop star had first sued her building, Harperley Hall, in April of 2016 after the board attempted to enforce a rule that prohibited her family or staff to be in the home without her being physically present.
While Madonna tried to argue she was not home because she is “constantly on world tours,” the judge in September 2017 dismissed her suit because she filed two years after the co-op had created the rule and missed the deadline to proceed with legal action.
And in attempting to force the board to hand over documents about the lease, Madonna was reportedly harassing her neighbors this past July. The board described her requests for records to Page Six as “merely fishing for materials in an attempt to substantiate an otherwise time-barred challenge to board action affecting her personal interests.”
Justice Lebovits on Wednesday found the board had in fact given Madonna enough information, including the minutes of meetings held in 2013 and 2014.
The “Vogue” singer first purchased the Manhattan apartment in 2008 for $7.3 million. The board voted to change the rule regarding guests which stipulates in the lease that no one under 16 years of age could reside in the apartment unless an adult over age 21 was present.
[Via Page Six]