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Courtney Love settles Twitter lawsuit for $430,000

03/04/2011 by Olivia Allin

Courtney Love settled a lawsuit on Friday after allegedly defaming a fashion designer on Twitter, the rocker agreed to pay $430,000.

Love apologized for her statements against Dawn Simorangkir on the micro-blogging site, where she described the designer as a "nasty lying hosebag thief," among other things.

"I am glad to have this behind us. I have always considered Dawn to be a talented designer. I am sorry for what happened. I sincerely wish her the best," Love said in a statement.

Love had purchased some custom clothing items from the designer before lashing out against her on Twitter and MySpace. Dawn Simorangkir sued the Hole frontwoman in 2009 for defamation.

The designer's lawyer, Bryan J. Freedman made a strong case for his client.

"When somebody comes up to my client and says 'Are you a sleazebag whore?' like Courtney Love said, my client can say not only am I not but..the evidence for it is that (Love) paid $430,000 as a result of making that statement," Freedman told AFP.

In August, Love was sued by a management firm for $1 million after selling a portion of her husband Kurt Cobain's band Nirvana's catalog for $20 million. Coban commit suicide in Seattle on April 8, 1994 at the age of 27. Nirvana is known for hits such as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come As You Are."

Love and Kurt Cobain's only child, daughter Frances Bean Cobain, have a strained relationship after Love lost custody in 2009 and took to Twitter to accuse Frances of 'destroying' her. The teenager may inherit millions from a fund set up shortly after her father's death, when she was just 20 months old.

Despite the success of Nirvana and Love's band Hole, the singer has had a long history of debt and drug abuse.

Since Cobain's death, Love has had relationships with actor Edward Norton, who she met on the set of their movie "The People vs. Larry Flynt," British comedian Steve Coogan and NIN's Trent Reznor, who won an Oscar on Sunday for his soundtrack for "The Social Network."

Love left Twitter in October 2010, after accidentally posting nude photos of herself that were supposedly meant for her boyfriend. Her Twitter feed had previously overflowed with Love's often incomprehensible rants.

Her representation issued a statement confirming the law suit and offering links to the designer's website.

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