Madonna ordered to appear in Russian court for breaking anti-gay law
Madonna has been sent a summons to appear in a Russian court for breaking St Petersburg’s homophobic censorship law, during her concert in the city, earlier this summer.
According to Russia Today, anti-gay activists have obtained Madonna’s home address in New York and sent her a legal summons.
It’s claimed that nine plaintiffs are “desperate” to make the Material Girl pay for their “moral suffering” following her performance in August.
The pro-Kremlin group Trade Union of Russian Citizens wants the 54-year-old star in court for blasphemy and for damaging the cultural foundations of St Petersburg.
They are seeking 333 million rubles (around $10 million, £ 6.18 million) from Madonna and from the company that organised her show.
The complaint also includes a video taken of the concert that depicts Madonna allegedly stomping on an Orthodox cross.
The first hearing into the $10 million lawsuit took place on 11 October, but it was postponed until 25 October.
Plaintiffs did not know Madonna’s address in the US and thus were unable to notify the pop star.