Danon: Livni's Madonna gig seat illegal

Likud MK files complaint to Ethics C'tee, saying VIP spot violated ban against lawmakers receiving gifts.

madonna livni BFF 248 88 (photo credit: AP)
madonna livni BFF 248 88
(photo credit: AP)
Likud MK Danny Danon has filed a complaint to the Knesset Ethics Committee against opposition leader Tzipi Livni for accepting an invitation from Madonna to sit in a VIP section at the singer's recent concert in Tel Aviv. Livni was invited by Madonna to sit in a special section next to the 'Queen of Pop's family as a special guest when the two had dinner on the eve of the first show last week. According to Danon, Livni paid 490 shekels, the price for a regular spot, and therefore, the acceptance of Madonna's invitation violated the prohibition against MKs receiving gifts. "The fact that she received a present violates ethics laws," Danon told Israel Radio on Thursday. "I expect a swift response from the Knesset Ethics Committee." The diva dined with the Kadima leader last Monday, at Madonna's request, Livni spokesman Gil Messing said last week. Livni "was very impressed with Madonna and found her to be a very interesting person," said Messing, adding that the two decided to keep the content of their conversation private.