Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Love & Her Battlefield: Lawyer's Libel Lawsuit Likely to Proceed

courtney-love-finger.jpg
Featureflash / Shutterstock.com
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

Courtney Love's big mouth has gotten her into all sorts of trouble, and now it's looking like a libel lawsuit filed by her own ex-lawyer is going to go ahead. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ramona See said in a tentative ruling Thursday that she is inclined to let the suit filed by San Diego-based Gordon & Holmes and one of its partners, Rhonda Holmes go ahead, since "the plaintiffs had presented enough details to support their claims," Love allegedly damaged Holmes' professional reputation through messages posted to Twitter, according to City News Service.

Love, recently in the news for being called a "family pet killer," allegedly said in a June 2010 Tweet that Holmes had accepted a bribe.

Near the end of the Gordon & Holmes's representation of Love, a time span that in total lasted from December 2008 to May 2009, Holmes found herself the spotlight of a few of Love's rants, as the Hole frontwoman lambasted her legal team. Love, who had been asked to lay off "any and all substance abuse," while Gordon & Holmes worked with her, Tweeted on her now-defunct Twitter account that she was "fucking devastated (sic) when Rhonda J Holmes Esq of San Diego was bought off." Just over a year later, an interview finds Love saying Holmes "disappeared" and would not return her calls.

The judge is expected to make a final ruling regarding the case this week.

Support for LAist comes from

In March 2011, Love was ordered to pay over $400,000 in a settlement for calling a designer an "asswipe nasty lying hosebag thief" on Twitter.

Love quit Twitter for a while, but appears to have become re-enamored with the social media service.