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April, 5

Madonna files to dismiss concertgoers' lawsuit

Madonna has filed to dismiss a lawsuit submitted by concertgoers.

On Wednesday, the Queen of Pop's legal team filed a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed by two fans in January after one of her Celebration Tour concerts in New York City started hours later than scheduled.

In the original lawsuit, the two concertgoers, Michael Fellows and Jonathan Hadden, claimed that the show, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on 13 December, began at 10:30 p.m., even though tickets listed the show as starting at 8:30 p.m.

Fellows and Hadden argued that the delay was a "wanton exercise in false advertising, negligent misrepresentation, and unfair and deceptive trade practices".

In their motion to dismiss, the Material Girl singer's lawyers insisted that a two-hour delay does not warrant a lawsuit.

"Plaintiffs speculate that ticketholders who left the venue after 1 a.m. might have had trouble getting a ride home or might have needed to wake up early the next day for work," Madonna's legal team stated, reports People. "That is not a cognizable injury."

According to the hitmaker's lawyers, prior to filing the lawsuit, one of the concertgoers "raved" about the show, describing it as "incredible" in a Facebook post.

"Nowhere did Defendants advertise that Madonna would take the stage at 8.30 p.m., and no reasonable concertgoer - and certainly no Madonna fan - would expect the headline act at a major arena concert to take the stage at the ticketed event time," the lawyers continued.

They added that the two fans "got just what they paid for: a full-length, high-quality show by the Queen of Pop".

Photo: Cover Media
Source: Cover Media
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