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Courtney Love settles and pays $430,000 over Twitter defamation case

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Mar 2011 23:37 User comments (5)

Courtney Love settles and pays $430,000 over Twitter defamation case Courtney Love has reportedly settled her Twitter defamation case out of court for $430,000.
In 2009, Love used the micro-blogging service to throw a tirade against fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir (the Boudior Queen), who promptly sued the rocker.

Love will make the payments on a monthly basis from now until 2014.

Simorangkir and Love were in a dispute over a $4000 payment for clothing, and the Boudior Queen says Love's Twitter tirade ruined her reputation and business.

In one of the more nasty tweets, Love called Simorangkir an "a**wipe nasty lying hosebag thief."

Simorangkir's attorney was pleased with the settlement (via THR):

The amount of the settlement says it all. Her reprehensible defamatory comments were completely false and $430,000 is quite a significant way to say I am sorry. One would hope that, given this disaster, restraint of pen, tongue and tweet would guide Ms. Love’s future conduct.


Love's attorney was also satisfied with the settlement:

Because of the extended payout it's a modest settlement. They got out with an amount that left them bragging rights but nothing else.

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5 user comments

16.3.2011 1:44

She probably spends that amount on drugs per month.

26.3.2011 8:19

when is she going to go away,,far away




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36.3.2011 13:02

As always the value of the publicity far outweighs any payout. On both sides really. I never woulda heard of this designer if not for this and to say Courtney's star power has been fading fast would be being kind...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

49.3.2011 0:01

Originally posted by dEwMe:
As always the value of the publicity far outweighs any payout. On both sides really. I never woulda heard of this designer if not for this and to say Courtney's star power has been fading fast would be being kind...

+1 on that...some rich junkie martha-stewart-wanna-be murderer screaming that she should not have to pay for the overpriced clothes that she bought is hardly going to make me avoid a company. Someone needs to do to her what she had done to Kurt.


511.3.2011 7:17

I can say, with some satisfaction, that I have no idea who either of these people are.

No, make that "with a great deal of satisfaction".

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