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Madonna summoned by Russian court

6/13/2014

WENN

Madonna has been summoned to appear at a court in Russia amid allegations she flouted the country's strict laws about promoting homosexuality.

The singer was hit with a $10.5 million lawsuit this summer by activists in St. Petersburg after performing a concert in the city in August.

The court had sent a summons to Madonna's New York address after she failed to attend a hearing on Oct. 11, according to Sky News.

At Madonna's concert in August, audience members had been handed pink wristbands to show their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. This action prompted 10 members of the Union of Russian Citizens, the People's Assembly, and the New Great Russia party to file suit against the singer.

The case came before a judge in St. Petersburg this week and Madonna has been asked to travel to Russia to appear at the hearing.

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