Confessions on a dance floor? This time Madonna has been ordered by a federal judge to ‘fess up in court as a lawsuit over her Hard Candy gyms heats up, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Florida-based beauty company Hard Candy alleges the Material Girl and her business partner stole their company name, and are suing for copyright infringement. Madonna owns Hard Candy gyms around the world.
Judge John O'Sullivan decided Madonna will be required to sit for a deposition, according to new court documents, but ruled that she can only answer questions pertaining to the lawsuit.
"In the event that Hard Candy's counsel asks any further questions beyond the scope of permissible discovery during any future depositions, Defendant’s counsel is instructed to object that the question goes beyond the scope, permit the witness to answer the question, and file a motion with the Court if Sanctions are appropriate," the ruling states.
It was further determined that Madonna and Live Nation LLC, must also turn over any licensing agreements in which merchandise is sold in Florida.
Guy Oseary, Madonna's long time manager, won't be required to sit for another deposition.