Courtney Love's Defamation Case Going to Trial
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.22.2013
Staring after the new year...
Courtney Love's defamation case goes to trial next year. Spin reports that the lawsuit, which was filed against her by her former lawyer Rhonda Holmes, will begin court proceedings next month.
The filing claims that Love was defamatory when she posted a message to Twitter accusing Holmes of accepting bribes and committing legal malpractice by sending Love's daughter Francis Bean Cobain a letter which, according to Love, contained "shockingly false and misleading" content and caused Cobain to file a temporary restraining order against Love.
Love's lawyers are arguing that over-the-top claims and language are normal on Twitter, though Los Angeles Superior court judge Michael Johnson noted, "Ms. Love has a big following and they all hang on everything she does and says and Tweets."