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Courtney Love Will Reportedly Pay $430K to Settle Twitter Defamation Suit

Posted Mar 4, 2011 9:15 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Courtney Love has agreed to settle a suit claiming her Twitter rant defamed a Texas fashion designer, but the rocker’s lawyer says the amount is so low that it amounts to little more than “bragging rights” for the defendant.

Sources told Hollywood, Esq. that Love will make a series of payments totaling about $430,000 to settle the suit by designer Dawn Simorangkir. The suit targeted Love’s online comments in a custom-clothing battle, including claims that the designer was an unfit parent, a prostitute and a "total scumbag, lying ripoff.”

Simorangkir’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, told Hollywood, Esq. that the settlement was “quite a significant way to say I am sorry.” Love’s lawyer, James Janowitz, countered that the settlement was a modest amount that “left them bragging rights but nothing else."

Prior coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Courtney Love’s ‘Boudoir Queen’ Tweets Leave Lawyers Arguing: Is Case Settled or Not?”

ABAJournal.com: “Possible Defense to Twitter Suits: Tweets Aren’t Taken Seriously”

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