#legal

Eriq Gardner on the latest controversy surrounding Courtney Love (yes, that Courtney Love):

The case is believed to be the first trial in a U.S. courtroom involving allegations of defamation on Twitter. Holmes was hired by Love to handle a fraud case against those managing the estate of Kurt Cobain, but in 2009, the relationship between the colorful rock star and her ex-attorney went south, and Love composed a tweet that read in part, “I was f***ing devestated [sic] when Rhonda J. Holmes esq. of san diego was bought off.”

Holmes sued, claiming the tweet had hurt her reputation.

I’m flabbergasted that even after all these years, Courtney Love still finds ways to inject herself in the headlines. I also love that one of her defenses was that the public tweet was meant to be a DM — which, looking at the wording, is obviously bullshit.