COURTNEY LOVE PLEADS NOT GUILTY

But the singer turns up late for court...

COURTNEY LOVE entered a formal plea of not guilty to two charges of felony drug possession yesterday (April 30) in LOS ANGELES.

The singer turned up over an hour late for court, causing Judge Elden S. Fox to issue a warning to her counsel, Michael Rosenstein.

“We generally start at nine,” Fox said.

Rosenstein explained his client was in the car and apologised on her behalf.

During Friday’s proceedings, Love, dressed in a silk, black trench coat and sandals, read a book and except for a few affirmative responses to Judge Fox’s questions, remained silent.

The singer’s pre-trial was set for June 4th but due to a 977B waiver filed on Friday, Rosenstein will act as proxy for her and Love will not have to attend.

After court, Rosenstein addressed reporters saying he did not believe the case, stemming from an incident on October 2 2003, would end up at trial. “With what we have right now at least one of the charges will be dropped completely,” he said.

He added that the singer was legally allowed to possess the pills found on her by officers on the evening in question and entered into evidence. “Miss Love travels around the country. She has prescriptions all over the place.”