By then, she and Madonna had fallen out - they had not seen each other in more than a decade until the depositions in this case, Ms. Lutz said - though she continued to recognize the singer's artistic importance, and therefore the demand for items from her past.
Lutz has denied Madonna's claims in a deposition stating the singer never read her fan mail because she had no interest in her legions of followers.
The singer, 59, obtained an injunction to halt the sale a year ago after warning that strands left on the hairbrush could be used to extract her DNA.
In 2017, a large cache of Madonna's personal items went up for auction.
She also said: "The fact that I have attained celebrity status as a result of success in my career does not obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard to highly personal items". Interest bidders can place their offers again in July when the missive hits the auction block again.
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The auction house released a statement on Monday, saying: "We did substantial due diligence when we took all the Madonna items for auction".
"It's a clear cut victory for us", Gotta Have It! online auction house co-owner Ed Kosinski said.
TMZ reports the letter in question had been obtained by Madonna's friend and art consultant, Darlene Lutz, after the pop icon signed a release in 2004, and because of this, she won't be able to sue Lutz over the sale of the letter.
If you've still got your cash saved up from the last time the letter was briefly up for sale, you'll have another chance to put down a bid when the letter goes back up for sale in July. "We were confident that Madonna had no claim whatsoever, and the judge clearly agreed with us".
Madonna has yet to comment on the court decision, but Lutz's attorney, Judd Grossman, is celebrating what he's called a "complete win" for his client.