Courtney Love Headed for History-Making Tweet Defamation Trial

The Widow Cobain is in trouble for allegedly defaming one of her former lawyers in a tweet.  This one has brewing for almost two years.  I quote from The Hollywood Reporter.

At a hearing on Friday morning, a Los Angeles judge decided that a jury should decide next month whether Courtney Love defamed her ex-attorney in a tweet and news interview. The ruling means that unless there is an unexpected settlement in the next two weeks, Love will become the first celebrity to be subject to a trial over an allegedly defamatory social media message.The rock star is in trouble over tweet from 2010 that read, “I was fucking devestated [sic] when Rhonda J. Holmes esq. of san diego was bought off @FairNewsSpears perhaps you can get a quote.”

Rhonda Holmes was hired by Love in 2008 to pursue a fraud case against those handling the estate of Kurt Cobain, the late Nirvana frontman and Love’s husband. Holmes says she was terminated while Love maintains that her ex-lawyer failed to perform her task.

I have an odd personal connection to this case that has me, er, following it closer than I normally would.  Sorry to be so cryptic, but at this point, that’s the most prudent course of action.

The trial begins January 13.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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