Madonna’s real estate saga may finally be coming to an end after a Manhattan judge on Thursday threw out the lawsuit the pop star filed against her Upper West Side apartment building, known as Harperley Hall. The “Vogue” singer sued the co-op board of her building at 1 West 64th Street in April of 2016 after they attempted to enforce a rule that prohibited members of her family or staff to be in the home without Madonna physically present (h/t Page Six). 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.
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In a recent court filing, Madonna’s attorney wrote that the pop star was “entitled” to have her “adult daughter” Lourdes live in the $7.3 million duplex that she purchased in 2008, The New York Post shares. As 6sqft previously reported, Madge sued the board at 1 West 64th Street, known as Harperley Hall, in April after they attempted to ban the performer’s family and staff from being in the apartment when she wasn’t there. According to court papers, the co-op building’s board illegally changed her original lease in 2014 to say that no one under 16 could reside in the apartment unless an adult over age 21 was present.
“Express Yourself” is not a problem for Madonna when it comes to her real estate dramas. After getting caught posting fake “no parking” signs outside her Upper East Side mansion, she then sued the board of her Upper West Side co-op when they tried to enforce the rule that her children and staff can’t use the apartment without her, the owner, present. The Post has now obtained court papers in which the diva asserts she should be exempt from the building rules since they knew she was a superstar when she moved there in 2004. “At that time, I was, and still am, a world-known performing artist… One West knew or should have known that I traveled extensively and owned other residences.”
Feeling above the law seems to be a new trend for Madonna. Just last week the lately-unpredictable superstar got ousted for posting fake “no parking” signs outside her Upper East Side mansion, and now the Daily News reports she’s suing the board of her Upper West co-op “for changing the building rules on her and barring her children, guests and employees from using her apartment unless she is present.” Madonna bought the apartment at 1 West 64th Street for $7.3 million in 2008, at which time she says the co-op rules didn’t have such a stipulation. So she wants a court order saying the rule doesn’t apply to her and her posse.