Courtney Love reacts to Twitter libel case verdict

The Hole frontwoman was cleared of posting a defamatory tweet on Friday (January 24)

Photo: Dean Chalkley Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Courtney Love
Photo: Dean Chalkley

Courtney Love has reacted to news that a tweet posted by her former lawyer Rhonda Holmes has been found not to be defamatory, reports Spin.

The tweet in question accused Holmes of being "bought off" in a fraud case against those handling the estate of Love's late husband Kurt Cobain. Following an eight day case and three hours of deliberation, the jury decided on Friday (January 24) that the tweet was not defamatory. The jury stated that Love's tweet may have included 'false information', but she did not know it wasn't true.

Love was not present to witness the verdict but later responded, telling Spin: "I feel really good. I am relieved. I am really happy to have had good counsel for the first time in 24 years." The Hole frontwoman also revealed she had been shaking before the verdict was announced. Her attorney John Lawrence also reacted to the verdict, saying: "I don't think it's a case that will change the law, but it is a very good result for Courtney."

Billboard reports that Love told jurors the message was supposed to be private and was deleted as soon as she found that it wasn't. It was the first time a celebrity had been called to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet in a US courtroom.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Backstage At Brixton With Courtney Love And Hole

Buy music from Courtney Love at iTunes
More News
Lauryn Hill's London comeback show subject to harsh Twitter criticism
Tatu's Lena Katina responds to bandmate's homophobia: 'People should be free to...
Producer Tony Visconti says he was misquoted over 'new David Bowie album' comment
La Roux: 'I've never made any money from record sales'
Kendrick Lamar downplays guest appearances on new album
Jamie T: 'Damon Albarn told me to write from the heart'
Stevie Nicks unveils title track from '24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault' - listen
Kanye West shares photos from his community service fashion class
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith cover The Rolling Stones - watch
Foo Fighters announce January 2015 live dates
Johnny Flynn stars in new trailer for Channel 4 sitcom 'Scrotal Recall' - watch
Bishop Nehru and Doom preview NehruvianDOOM album with new track 'Caskets' – listen
Matt Bellamy hints at World War 3 theme and guitar solos for new Muse album
SBTRKT previews new album 'Wonder Where We Land' at iTunes Festival in London
Iceage reveal new song 'How Many' - listen
Trent Reznor previews 'Gone Girl' soundtrack ahead of cinema release
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver form Pop All Star Band supergroup
Lil Wayne and Drake hit the road in 'Grindin' video - watch
SBTRKT streams new song 'The Light' featuring Denai Moore - listen
George Ezra covers Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' - watch
Foo Fighters pay tribute to late Gwar frontman Oderus Urungus at crowdfunded gig
James Blake unveils new song on BBC Radio 1 show

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today