The letter is part of a block of personal items from Madonna being auctioned by Gotta Have Rock and Roll. The company obtained the items from Darlene Lutz, a former friend and consultant to the singer.
In 2017, bidding on the letter had reached $100,000, but Madonna had filed an emergency court order over the auction and won a temporary block on the sale. She told a New York City court her stardom “does not obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard to highly personal items.”
The Manhattan Supreme Court later ruled the items were now property of the auction company, which opened the path for their sale.
The auction will open on July 17.