Courtney Love Being Sued By Former Lawyers
Tue, 31 May 2011 11:02:08
Man, Courtney Love does not know how to keep her big mouth shut! After the controversial musician settled a precedent-setting lawsuit where a fashion designer claimed that Love defamed her via Twitter comments, thus resulting in a loss of business and income, the grunge goddess is being sued again for comments she made online! According to The Hollywood Reporter, this time, Love is being sued by lawyers who represented her in an effort to pursue money allegedly stolen from the estate of her late husband, Kurt Cobain. Love also had a very public online feud with her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, too! She loves digitally airing that dirty laundry!
Here are the details: Gordon & Holmes, a San Diego-based law firm, filed suit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming the firm represented Love from December 2008 to May 2009, but toward the end of the representation, Love allegedly became angry when the firm's partner Rhonda Holmes asked that Love refrain from "any and all substance abuse" during the attorney-client relationship, according to the suit.
Love supposedly fired the firm but came back months later asking it to resume representing her. The firm declined, according to the suit, and soon after Love began making allegedly libelous statements on Twitter and elsewhere suggesting the lawyers had taken a bribe. Holmes' claims that the statements suggesting she had been bought off or accepted a bribe, coupled with Love's power as a celebrity, have caused significant damage to her legal career. The attorney is also asking for punitive damages to deter Love from repeating the allegedly defamatory actions.
We're going to go out on a limb here and say that Love's "celebrity power" has dwindled significantly in years, but she does have a penchant for viciously attacking people who incite her ire via the social networks, which makes the power with which she says them lessened. Just sayin'.
The complaint, filed by Holmes' firm, alleges causes of action for libel, false light invasion of privacy and intentional interference with a prospective economic advantage. It seeks unspecified damages.
Team Lawyers or Team Love?