Two of Madonna's American admirers have filed a complaint in a civil court in New York against the star, accusing her of being “casually” late for her concerts.
In a complaint dated Wednesday and consulted by AFP on Friday, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Haddon are suing the pop queen, concert giant Live Nation and the Brooklyn stadium Barclays Center for financial damages for two-hour delays to her shows last December.
Madonna, 65, resumed her “celebration tour” in Europe and then North America in the fall after being hospitalized in intensive care for a bacterial infection in June 2023.
“Three evening concerts at the Barclays Center were supposed to begin at 8:30 p.m., but Madonna did not arrive on stage before 10:30, and the audience left the room after 1:00,” the two plaintiffs denounced.
“Madonna had difficulty being on time or finishing her performances and showed a certain carelessness. […] The result of waiting for hours for concerts to start […] and stuck in the middle of the night” to go home, the complaint further criticized.
According to this 18-page court document filed by the federal prosecutor's office in Brooklyn, New York, “Madonna has a long history of being late to her concerts, sometimes by hours.”
None of the parties targeted by the complaint responded to AFP's requests.
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