Madonna Claims Russia Fined Her $1 Million for Pro-LGBTQ Speech, Russian Court Denies

In a recent Instagram post, pop star Madonna claims she was fined 1 million dollars by Russia for making a pro-LGBTQ rights speech but never paid it.

Madonna wrote:

I made this speech at a concert in St. Petersburg

8 years ago. I was fined 1 million dollars by The government for supporting the Gay community.
I never paid……………….. #freedomofspeech


DailyNews reports a Russian court has denied claims that Madonna was fined $1 million over a pro-LGBTQ speech she gave there in 2012 during one of her concerts.

On Monday, Madonna shared a clip on her social media accounts from a show from her “MDNA Tour” in St. Petersburg nearly eight years ago, in which she delivered a powerful message of support of the LGBTQ community.

“I am here to say that the gay community and gay people, here and all around the world, have the same rights to be treated with dignity, with respect, with tolerance, with compassion, with love,” the music superstar told her fans. “Are you with me?”