Britney cancels eBay bra sale
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2005
Singer Britney Spears has pulled the sale of her own jewel-encrusted costume bra from auction site eBay.
The bra was one of dozens of clothing items and other personal belongings that Britney put up for auction on eBay to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
A bed and a number of bikinis were also being auctioned.
The bra reached $60,000 worth of bids before the 23-year-old pulled it off the site on Saturday, an eBay spokesman said.
In a message posted on her official Website, Spears, 23, told fans she was "concerned that some of you might be confusing this bra with something that it's not."
The message says eBay accurately described the bra as having been worn by Spears during a promotion for an HBO concert special, but "it is not the one I wore onstage during the 'Baby One More Time' performance'."
Earlier during the auction, an eBay staffer had pulled the bra from the site after deciding that it violated company policy that bars listings for used underwear.
But eBay executives later reversed the decision on grounds that the bra was really a piece of entertainment memorabilia, Durzy said.