Sunday, June 16, 2024

Courtney Love Twitter Law Suit Will Be Settled, No Trial


Exclusive: Courtney Love will not go to trial in her Twitter lawsuit.

I’ve learned exclusively that Courtney’s lawsuit, brought by clothing designer Dawn Simorangkir who said she’d been defamed by the Hole singer on Twitter, is in the process of being settled. All that remains are the signatures.

A few months ago there was a lot of speculation that the case would be a first in court. At issue, what happens when you call people names on Twitter?

It turns out: not much.

Love’s attorney James Janowitz is said to have worked with  Bryan Freedman, Simorangkir’s attorney, to reach simple agreements. In the end, it turns, my source says, that Twitter is pretty much open to interpretation. Calling names it on is much like being on the playground.

On Twitter, Love called Simorangkir all kinds of things including  “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.”

 Well, publicity from the news of the lawsuit has only been good for the designer, it seems, who could not prove any real damages. In the end, I’m told, business has only gotten better. Maybe Love should attack more people! (No, no just kidding, Courtney!)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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