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Madonna has to be physically present if her family or staff stay at $7.3million co-op, judge says

Madonna has to be physically present if her family or staff stay at her exclusive $7.3million New York City co-op apartment, losing her nasty three-year court battle

  •  The Material Girl sued the Upper West Side’s Harperley Hall in April 2016, two years after the co-op’s board changed building rules
  • Rules were put in place to restrict the 60-year-old’s children and staff from staying on the premises without her being ‘in residence’ at the time
  • ‘Plaintiff is a world-renowned recording artist, performer and singer who is constantly on world tours,’ the singer’s legal team argued
  • But Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits disregarded her statements and denied her access to board documents 

The Material Girl sued the Upper West Side’s Harperley Hall in April 2016, two years after the co-op’s board changed building rules

A New York area judge has declared that Madonna has to be physically present at her high-end Manhattan co-op if her family or staff chooses to stay at the residence. 

The Material Girl sued the Upper West Side’s Harperley Hall in April 2016, two years after the co-op’s board changed building rules.

The rules were put in place to restrict the 60-year-old’s children and staff from staying on the premises – located at W. 64th Street and Central Park West – without her being ‘in residence’ at the time. 

‘Plaintiff is a world-renowned recording artist, performer and singer who is constantly on world tours,’ the singer’s legal team argued, Page Six reports. 

But the argument meant little to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits who ruled that the singer missed her deadline to challenge the rule in September 2017. 

In his most recent decision, Judge Lebovits blocked Madonna’s effort at getting her hands on documents from the board and attorney fees. 

Rules were put in place to restrict the 60-year-old's children and staff from staying on the premises without her being 'in residence' at the time

Rules were put in place to restrict the 60-year-old’s children and staff from staying on the premises without her being ‘in residence’ at the time

The co-op is located at W. 64th Street and Central Park West and cost the 60-year-old $23million

The co-op is located at W. 64th Street and Central Park West and cost the 60-year-old $23million

The co-op is located at W. 64th Street and Central Park West and cost the 60-year-old $23million

The ‘Like a Prayer’ crooner claimed that she had wanted access to the documents ‘so she can protect her children so that they can live in Unit 7A as a family.’

Rejecting her efforts, the co-op’s board stated that she was “merely fishing for materials in an attempt to substantiate an otherwise time-barred challenge to board action affecting her personal interests.” 

Justice Lebovits ruled that he had found that the board had provided Madonna with sufficient information. 

That information included a list of shareholders and minutes of the 2013 and 2014 annual meetings. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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