Courtney Love to be evicted from New York home

Hole singer facing court claims after being accused of ruining house's décor

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Courtney Love is being evicted from her New York home after the property's owner accused her of wrecking the house and owing over $50,000 (£32,000) in rent.

The Hole rocker has been renting the property for the last 10 months but, according to the New York Post, its owner Donna Lyon has gone to court in order to force Love out of the house.

Lyon has accused Love of decorating the property without her consent and ruining its designer interior by wallpapering and painting over its walls, as well as being behind on her rent payments. The case is set to be heard in Manhattan's civil court on December 21.

Lyon said: "[The house] was decorated by the previous owner, interior designer Steven Gambrel. One of the requirements of the lease is that nothing should be done to the interiors.

"Courtney has wallpapered and painted a large portion of the property without my consent. I learned about this when I wanted to sell the house and had photographs taken. They sent me the brochure and I said, 'This can't be my property'."

She went on to add:

I came to New York to see it and I was horrified by what she had done. The walls that had been hand-painted and glazed were ruined, covered in damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint.


Lyon's lawyer, Norman Flitt of Rosenberg & Estis, said what Love had done to the property was "tantamount to destroying a work of art". The New York Post also claimed that they were unable to contact either Love or her representative.

In October of this year, a judge ordered Love to pay £60,000 to a jeweller after she failed to return items she borrowed for a charity event.

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