p2pnet view Music:- A while back, Courtney Love was “locked in a dispute with Dawn Simorangkir, a fashion designer who was demanding payment for a few thousand dollars worth of clothes”,said p2pnet, quoting the Hollywood Reporter.
With that as background, “on March 17, 2009, Love took to her Twitter account and began hurling a stream of shocking insults at the designer known as the ‘Boudoir Queen’,” said the story, going on >>>
Love’s tweets, which instantly landed in the Twitter feeds of her 40,000 or so followers (and countless others via retweets), announced that Simorangkir was a drug-pushing prostitute with a history of assault and battery who lost custody of her own child and capitalized on Love’s fame before stealing from her. ‘She has received a VAST amount of money from me over 40,000 dollars and I do not make people famous and get raped TOO’!”
Etc and so on.
Now Love has settle the dispute — to the tune of about $430,000, the first payment of cash due today, “followed by a series of payments to Simorangkir stretched out until 2014″, says a Hollywood Reporter follow-up.
Love “argued that her rantings were merely an expression of opinion and that Simorangkir could not prove how they damaged her”, says the story.
But Simorangkir “pointed to Love’s influence as an entertainer and the power of social media to disseminate damaging comments, including that Simorangkir was an ‘asswipe nasty lying hosebag thief’.”
Will Love continue to express herself on Twitter? “I don’t think she’s using it any more,” says her lawyer, James Janowitz, in the post, adding:
“But I could be wrong.”
p2pnet – Courtney Love Twitter rant gets her sued, January 5, 2011
Hollywood Reporter – Courtney Love’s Tweets Lead to Unique Defamation Showdown, January 4, 2011
Hollywood Reporter – Courtney Love to Pay $430,000 to Settle Twitter Defamation Case, March 3, 2011
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