Lawsuit against Madonna dismissed in Russia

Lawsuit against Madonna dismissed in Russia

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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2009 file photo, singer Madonna performs during her concert in Belgrade, Serbia. NBC, which broadcasts the Super Bowl, announced during the Detroit-New Orleans game Sunday night, Dec. 4, 2011, that the Grammy Award-winning singer will perform at halftime of football's biggest game. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic, File)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on November 22, 2012 at 10:54 PM

   ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- A Russian court has dismissed a lawsuit that sought millions of dollars in damages from Madonna for allegedly traumatizing minors by speaking up for gay rights during a concert in St. Petersburg.
 
   In February, the city made it illegal to promote homosexuality to minors. Six months later, the singer criticized the law on Facebook, then stood up for gay rights at a concert in St. Petersburg that drew fans as young as 12.
 
   On Thursday, a St. Petersburg court threw out the Trade Union of Russian Citizens' lawsuit and the 333 million rubles ($10.7 million) in damages it sought from the performer for allegedly exposing minors to "homosexual propaganda."
 
   Madonna did not attend the trial, and her publicist Liz Rosenberg said Thursday the star wouldn't comment about it.









 

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