Courtney Love Settles Defamation Lawsuit


Singer Courtney Love has settled her defamation lawsuit with fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir for $430,000.

Courtney Love has settled a lawsuit against her for defamation, brought by Simorangkir after a series of messages Love posted on Twitter.

Dawn claimed that the singer had ruined her business.

Courtney stated her comments on Twitter were only her opinion so should be protected under law.

A trial was slated to start in January 2011 but the women have settled their issues out of court.

Courtney agreed to hand over a lump sum now and then pay the rest out over the next several years.

Simorangkir’s lawyer Bryan Freedman stated, “The amount of the settlement says it all. Her (Love) 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.”

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