NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Madonna suffered a personal and legal setback on Monday after a Manhattan judge ruled that a number of her personal effects, including the letter that ended her relationship with Tupac Shakur, can be sold at auction.
According to Reuters, the items had originally been listed for sale at auction last year, but Madge filed a temporary restraining order against the New York auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll.
Madonna said in court filings that she was not aware that many of the items, including the letter from Shakur, were no longer in her possession, Reuters reported.
However, despite her objections, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gerald Lebovits on Monday ruled that the auction ould proceed, including for the letter, which went for a starting bid of $100,000 when it was first listed last year.
“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,” said auction house co-owners Ed Kosinski & Pete Siegel.
“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,” Jeffrey Haas, an attorney for the auction house added.
The items include a pair of her underwear (creepily enough), an old checkbook, a hairbrush, personal photos and other pieces of her correspondence, NBC News reported.
The auction has now been scheduled to take place in July.