Pop superstar Madonna has been cited for noise pollution by London authorities after staff at her home in the British capital threw a party in the singer's absence. The "Material Girl" was out of the country on June 27, when officials from Westminister City Council were called to investigate neighbors' noise complaints.
They found the music and singing coming from the property loud enough to be considered "statutory nuisance" and an official notice was posted through the letterbox, prompting Madonna's staff to put an end to the party antics. But their raucous activities have landed their famous boss in trouble with local councilors - leaving her facing a possible court case and a fine of up to $5,000 (3,330 pound sterling) if she is cited for similar offenses in the future.
Councillor Ed Argar says, "We take the issue of noise pollution very seriously and treat every case alike and fairly, regardless of who owns the property concerned. If people want to hold a party, regardless of the time of day or night, they need to show some common courtesy to their neighbors, who should not have to pay the price for others' selfish behavior."
However, a Westminister City Council spokesperson insists the case is unlikely to end up in court.