This is one of the most embarrassing things to go through when it comes to being a star and having your business out there. Madonna’s downstairs neighbor at one of her few New York City properties is deciding to sue her for making too much noise over the course of the three years that the neighbor has lived downstairs from her. Madonna was using this apartment as her rehearsal and even a work out studio and this means playing loud music at different times and stomping around with the people that she had over rehearsing with her. It would last every day for one to three hours a day. The judge in Manhattan, Louis York has allowed the lawsuit to proceed.
This was something that made the plaintiff leave her apartment on numerous occasions, and even interrupted different parties that she was hosting in her own apartment because of the noise and banging above. She complained to Madonna on numerous occasions, and the building owners as well. Madonna had work done in order to buffer some of the noise that was going on in her apartment, but it apparently was unsuccessful. Madonna, in her defense, said that the noise was during the day and that it never exceeded three hours time. It also never reached a prohibited time by city codes standards. She is, after all Madonna. If the person works from home, and they have to get things done than this is going to be a great bother and put a damper in their whole day.
Of course, since she is Madonna than sometimes the courts will rule in her favor just because of that. The price of the apartment is very high, and if you cannot inhibit the area that you’re paying for than you might as well move.
This is probably a battle that has already been won since Madonna moved her noise making things to a new apartment, and because well they know that Madonna has a lot of money and they want to make something off of the anguish and torment that they had to go through by putting off their work schedule and not being able to make money. This can become a serious problem, and they might just make bank on it.