Nine residents of St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, filed a 333 million-ruble ($10.4 million) lawsuit against pop-star Madonna for violating cultural traditions during an Aug. 9 concert.
The Moskovsky district court registered a lawsuit against the U.S. singer, concert organizer PMI Corp. and the Peterburgsky Sports and Concert Complex, where the show was held, said Alexandr Pochuev, an attorney for the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs are members of the Trade Union of Russian Citizens and Narodny Sobor, Pochuev said in a phone interview. Some were at Madonna’s concert, while others found out about it from media reports and have a video record of parts of the show, said Pochuev. A hearing date has not been set.
St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly member Vitaly Milonov said in an Aug. 10 interview that Madonna may have broken a law that forbids propagating homosexuality during her concert in and should be prosecuted. He said 12-year-old children attended the show,“which was full of sexual scenes.”
Madonna concert tickets informed holders that children under 18 were banned, PMI President Evgeny Finkelstein said on Aug. 10. No laws were broken during the show and the company is ready to defend its rights in court, said PMI spokeswoman Olga Lototskaya.
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