Former Lawyers for Courtney Love Claim She Libeled Them in a Tweet
Posted May 27, 2011 6:36 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Courtney Love is facing a second libel lawsuit over a tweet.
Lawyers Frederic Gordon and Rhonda Holmes of San Diego say they had been hired to represent Love to recover money allegedly stolen from the estate of her late husband, Kurt Cobain, according to the stories. But Love fired the firm, the suit says, when Holmes asked Love to refrain from "any and all substance abuse” during the representation.
Love later changed her mind and tried to rehire the firm, but it rebuffed her, causing Love to become "angry and vengeful,” the suit alleges. The complaint claims this Tweet by Love was libelous:
"I was f------ devastated when Rhonda J Holmes Esq of San Diego was bought off.”
The suit, filed in Los Angeles superior court, also takes issue with comments Love made in an interview. Love claimed she had been hiring and firing lawyers, and one female lawyer stopped taking her calls after “they got to her.”
In March, Love settled an earlier Twitter defamation suit brought by a Texas fashion designer.