THE “Bitch, I’m Madonna” defence shouldn’t fly in a court of law, Manhattan court papers say.
The singer had sued ex-friend Darlene Lutz and the Manhattan auction house Gotta Have It! Collectibles last month to block the sale of 22 items including a pair of the singer’s worn satin panties and a love letter to her from late rapper Tupac Shakur.
Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Gerald Lebovits yanked the items from the auction pending the completion of the case and ordered a deposition of Madonna before September.
But in an August 10 letter, her lawyer, Jennifer Jones, wrote to Lutz’s lawyer that her superstar client didn’t want to be videotaped at the scheduled August 22 legal grilling.
“Given the intense media interest in this case, we are concerned that a protective order would be inadequate to protect the privacy interests of the individual parties,” Jones wrote.