Love’s twitter defamation case to go to court

February 2011


Fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir is continuing with a defamation case against Courtney Love after the Hole frontwoman launched a tirade against her on Twitter and various other social networks in March 2009. Amongst other things, Love accused Simorangkir of prostitution, drug dealing, assault and stealing from her. It appears that the accusations came after the designer demanded payment for several thousand dollars worth of clothing. Love claims that all the accusations she made were based on things told to her directly by Simorangkir, though the designer denies this. Simorangkir’s legal team will argue that Love’s rant, coupled with their client’s status as a fashion icon and trendsetter, caused significant damage to the designer’s career, entitling her to millions of dollars in compensation. Love’s attorney, James Janowitz, told the Hollywood that he is confident his team can win the case, saying: “We don’t believe there’s any defamation, and even if there were defamatory statements, there was no damage”. Love herself has said she will now close all of her social media accounts. The case, due to begin in January, is now scheduled to start on 8th February after a mandatory settlement conference.

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