Defamation case centered around Courtney Love’s tweet goes to trial

By Andrew Wilson,

In 2010 Courtney Love tweeted a message that will now result in her going to trial on Jan. 13 against her former lawyer that handled her fraud case against the estate of her late husband Kurt Cobain.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Love’s controversial tweet read “I was f--king devastated when Rhonda J. Holmes esq. of san diego was paid off.” Holmes is suing Love for the defamatory comment which, if she won, could carry punitive damages with it. In short, if Love loses this case, she may have to pay an extremely large sum to Holmes.

Of course, being Courtney Love, this is not the first time she has been sued for a tweet, Yahoo notes. In 2011, she was sued by designer Dawn Simorangkir for defamation, and the former Hole singer was ordered to pay a $430,000 settlement.

Not only is this the first tweet to go to trial but part of the uniqueness of the trial is Love may have to address and defend her outlandish and often crazy antics of the past.

Other people due to testify are select journalists, Love’s former assistants and economic and language experts on the medium of Twitter.

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