03.29.09

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One (A Thousand Times) Before : The Widow Cobain Accused Of Online Trash Talk

Posted in Free Expression, The Law at 10:47 am by

In which recording artist/Judaism expert Courtney Love provides the rest of us with great inspiration the next time we receive a bill we cannot or will not pay.  From Page Six’s Paula Froelich :

In papers filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Dawn Simorangkir, who runs a sportswear line called Boudoir Queen, says Courtney Love asked her to create a wardrobe for her, but then got angry when the designer sent her an invoice.

Love then hatched a “plot to destroy Simorangkir,” writing “malicious and false statements” on the Internet, claiming the designer “sold drugs, is a drug addict, has a history of selling cocaine, has a history of assault and battery, has a record of prostitution, has committed grand theft . . . was deemed an unfit parent, lost custody of her child, is a racist and homophobe . . . [and] is a danger to society,” the suit states.

In addition, “Love publicly made the menacing and disturbing statement that Simorangkir will be ‘hunted til your [sic] dead,’ ” according to the suit. “Whether caused by a drug-induced psychosis, a warped understanding of reality, or the belief that her money and fame allow her to disregard the law, Love has embarked on what is nothing short of an obsessive and delusional crusade to terrorize,” the suit claims.

It also states that Love’s vicious missives refer to Simorangkir as a “vile horrible lying bitch” and “the nastiest lying person I have ever known . . . [a] total scumbag.”

Apparently, if you read TMZ or any number of sub-Golden Fiddle sites, this dispute is pretty old news (well, by 3 days anyhow), but as someone genuinely saddened at the way so many have tried to bilk Ms. Love out of her hard earned fortune, the above item seemed newsworthy enough for a Sunday morning.

3 Responses to “Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One (A Thousand Times) Before : The Widow Cobain Accused Of Online Trash Talk”

  1. andrew says:

    “Love then hatched a “plot to destroy Simorangkir,”…claiming the designer “sold drugs, is a drug addict, has a history of selling cocaine, has a history of assault and battery, has a record of prostitution, has committed grand theft . . . was deemed an unfit parent, lost custody of her child, is a racist and homophobe . . . [and] is a danger to society,””

    Sounds like Courtney just described herself perfectly…

  2. Don says:

    Gerard, I found your comment about being genuinely saddened by people milking Courtney to be almost heart-breaking.

    Many people from the 1980s had nothing all that bad to say about Courtney, given that the Dwarves, Costes and Lisa Carver, Letch Patrol, Cro-Mags and so many others were equally living on the edge of politeness, but too often we were forced into the defensive by her aggressive stance. I remember once hearing her lash out at people with glasses who carried backpacks while all of us stood around with zines in backpacks, fidgeting with our new mid-20-something glasses damning our genetics and need to distribute zines. Of course Jeff Connolly did the same thing too, but the next night he was apologetic, friendly and all was forgiven. I still hear stories that CL remembers the 1989 stories as if they were yesterday.

    I’m ten years passed feeling bad about the life she created for herself and ten years passed hoping she finds the path that she can safely take. When she lashed out at Kat Bjelland recently it was almost pitiful. What could poor Kat have possibly done to deserve that treatment? At what age in their 40s does someone just forgive?

    You know, several years ago I knew a designer who worked out a deal to design clothes for a band for free when they paid for the material. Those kinds of deals are common when they’re worked out ahead of time.

  3. GC says:

    Mr. Smith,

    just to be clear, I have no knowledge of anyone “milking” Ms. Love. I used the term “bilk”.

    I cannot personally vouch for Letch Patrol or the Dwarves being particularly polite. Jean-Louis and Lisa, sure.

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