Courtney Love was on a role. After winning her “twibel” case against a former lawyer in January (during which I was a witness for the prosecution), she’s back in court dealing with another defamation lawsuit involving fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir.
“Wait!” you say, “Wasn’t that suit settled a couple of years ago?”
Glad you asked. Yes, it was–for $430,000. But then Courtney made some statements during a Howard Stern interview and on Pinterest that resulted in Simorangkir filing a second suit. That’s what the current trial is all about–and the judge–one Michael Stern–rejected a motion by Courtney’s lawyers to have the suit thrown out. He called her conduct “egregious” and that her statements “are slanderous on their face” and “could be found to be malicious by a trier of fact or a jury.”
Reading between the lines, the message seems to be “settle this one out of court because you won’t do well in front of a jury.”