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Courtney Love settles second defamation lawsuit from fashion designer

By | Published on Wednesday 2 September 2015

Courtney Love

Courtney Love has settled her second defamation battle with fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir.

As previously reported, Simorangkir originally sued Love for defamation in relation to a tweet, in which the sometime Hole frontwoman called the designer an “asswipe nasty lying hosebag thief”. Love ultimately settled that dispute, but then decided to discuss the case during an interview on Howard Stern’s radio show, during which she made new comments that resulted in new allegations of defamation.

That second case has been going through the motions for nearly two years now, with Love’s lawyers unsuccessfully attempting to get the matter dismissed on First Amendment grounds. So instead a deal has been done, and according to reports Love will now pay Simorangkir $350,000, in addition to the $430,000 handed over to settle the original lawsuit. Let’s just hope there isn’t another Howard Stern interview in the diary.

Though, of course, Love did win one Twitter-based defamation case against her back in 2014, after her former lawyer sued, also over an offensive tweet. In that case Love argued that the offending tweet had been intended as a direct message and not for public consumption, and that it had been deleted pretty quickly once that mistake had been realised.