While she gained fame for being married to Kurt Cobain, and then furthering said fame with the band Hole, it’s apparent Courtney Love is going down in history for something completely different: being the most sued person in relation to their Twitter account. After reaching a settlement with fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir earlier this year, Love is once again being sued for a tweet she issued concerning another business relationship.
While Love’s Twitter account is currently not incredibly interesting, unless you’re looking for some advice related to life skills, it’s clearly been the source for consternation for those who are involved with Love on a business level. Although Love’s tweets consist of this kind of content:
Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things
How inappropriate to call this planet earth when it is quite clearly Ocean
As well as litany of pro Kurt Cobain posts, she’s also used the account to apparently defame others she’s had dealings with. Whether it’s a verbal beatdown of the aforementioned fashion designer, leading the infamous settlement or complaining about previous business relationships with legal teams, it’s clear Love’s word carries a great deal of weight, and is apparently impossible to ignore.
Just ask Rhonda Holmes, who previously represented Love in a legal sense. According to reports, after Holmes refused to continue their business relationship, Love issued the following tweet:
I was f***ing devastated (sic) when Rhonda J Holmes Esq of San Diego was bought off […]
And now she’s once again being taken to court over something she said on the Internet — with 140 characters or less! Holmes indicates Love’s tweet, as well as a follow-up interview where Love once again blasted Holmes, has severely damaged her legal career and her reputation. If this is indeed true, and not just a “I’ll show you” response, it means at least one thing I wasn’t aware of: Courtney Love’s opinion still matters.
The Hollywood Reporter’s post has some more details:
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.
Considering Love’s luck with previous Twitter-related lawsuits, it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if Love lost this and lost big. The previous tweet-based lawsuit she faced resulted in a settlement. It wouldn’t be surprising if, because of the initial incident, Love is even more severely punished for speaking her mind.
In light of all this, perhaps Love should limit herself to self-improvement and Kurt Cobain tweets.