They file a lawsuit against Madonna for being late to

They file a lawsuit against Madonna for being late to their concerts – TVA Nouvelles

Two American admirers of Madonna have filed a lawsuit in New York civil court against the star, accusing her of “nonchalance” for being chronically late to her concerts.

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In a lawsuit dated Wednesday, consulted by AFP on Friday, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden are suing the world queen of pop, the concert giant Live Nation and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, demanding financial compensation for two-hour delays in its shows last December demand.

Madonna, 65, resumed her “Celebration Tour” in Europe and then North America in the fall after being hospitalized in intensive care with a bacterial infection in June 2023.

“The three concert evenings in the Barclays Center were actually supposed to start at 8:30 p.m., but Madonna didn't come on stage until 10:30 p.m. and the audience didn't leave the hall until after 1:00 a.m.,” denounce the two plaintiffs.

“Madonna showed a difficulty and a certain nonchalance in being on time or completing her shows […] resulting in hours of waiting for the concerts to begin […] and get stuck in the middle of the night,” the complaint continues.

This 18-page court document, filed with federal prosecutors in the New York judicial district of Brooklyn, states: “Madonna has been coming to her concerts for a long time, sometimes by several hours.”

None of the parties affected by the complaint responded to AFP's inquiries.

Louise Ciccone, her real name, was born in Michigan in August 1958 to Italian- and French-speaking Canadian parents.

After starting out as a dancer, writer, songwriter and singer in New York in the late 1970s, with $35 in her pocket, she won seven Grammy Awards, including 14 studio albums as well as concert records, film soundtracks, compilations… Her career as a producer, actress and film director has made her one of the most influential and wealthy artists and businesswomen in the world for 40 years.