Two Madonna fans were disappointed by their idol last year: the pop icon was late for one of their concerts. They now want compensation for this.
US pop star Madonna has been sued by two of her fans over delays in concert appearances. In a civil lawsuit, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden accuse the 65-year-old singer of arriving on stage two hours late at concerts in New York in December. The two plaintiffs are demanding undisclosed damages.
“The concerts at the Barclays Center were announced to begin at 8:30 p.m.,” says the statement of claim filed in a federal court in New York, which was seen by the AFP news agency on Friday. “Madonna didn’t come on stage until after 10:30 p.m. on all three evenings, and most concertgoers left the Barclays Center after 1 a.m..”
The singer of hits like “Like a Virgin,” “Material Girl” and “Like a Prayer” is known for starting her concerts unpunctually and acting “carelessly,” the lawsuit continues. Fans would therefore wait for hours for the concerts to start, and some would be “stranded in the middle of the night” after the concerts because they had missed their return journey or public transport.
Madonna remains silent about the allegations
A representative for Madonna, the Barclays Center concert arena in New York’s Brooklyn district and concert promoter LiveNation did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The singer had to postpone the start of her “Celebration Tour” concert tour last summer due to a serious illness.
The singer, born Madonna Louise Ciccone, is one of the biggest pop stars of the past decades. She has released 14 studio albums since the early 1980s and won the coveted Grammy Music Award seven times. The mother of two biological and four adopted children also appeared in several films as an actress.
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