Courtney Love Settles Second Twitter Defamation Lawsuit for $350,000
Courtney Love has settled the second defamation lawsuit brought against her by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir. Love has been ordered to pay $350,000 for disparaging remarks she made about Simorangkir on Twitter.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Love’s legal battle with Simorangkir dates back to tweets she first posted about the designer six years ago. Love took to Twitter to complain about a transaction with the designer for custom clothing and subsequently accused Simorangkir of assault, theft, selling drugs and prostitution. Love settled out of court for those remarks, too, and was made to pay $430,000.
However, Love didn’t stop there. Afterward, the erstwhile Hole leader took a jab at what she deemed to be Simorangkir’s lacking number of Pinterest followers and continued her rampage against the designer during an interview with Howard Stern.
Last year, a California appeals court judge refused Love’s attempts to throw out the case under the First Amendment, and now, the singer has racked up another $350,000 penalty for her comments.