Pop icon Madonna is suing her longtime art consultant DARLENE LUTZ, claiming she is owed $265,000 (GBP139,473) for a painting sold by the adviser.

The summons, filed in New York City's Manhattan Supreme Court, says Lutz owes Madonna the money based on a settlement agreement made between the two women in May (04).

Madonna's spokeswoman LIZ ROSENBERG says, "The lawsuit is based on a breach of contract agreement."

Rosenberg has yet to release details on the name of the painting or the artist.

19/02/2005 02:06