Noise lawsuit against Madonna green-lighted to go to trial
New York: A lawsuit that was filed by a woman against Madonna for causing a commotion in her former Central Park West home during dance training sessions has been allowed to go to trial.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Louis York gave the green light to the case which was filed by Karen George in 2009, which accused Madonna of creating a hideous soundtrack of ‘pounding noise and vibration’ whenever she and her pals danced during the training sessions.
York rejected the Material Girl’s attempt to have the suit dismissed in an 11-page decision, noting that George had the right to maintain peace and quiet in her own home.
“One of the most basic functions of a residence is to provide shelter from the outside world for its occupants to think, interact and relax in peace,” the New York Daily News quoted York as saying.
“If the noise caused by Madonna’s activities prevented from being able to use her apartment for these purposes, then the warrant of habitability has been breached,” he added.