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COURTNEY LOVE SUED BY FORMER ASSISTANT
Shocker! Courtney Love is being sued again by a former associate, but this has to be a personal record for the hot mess lead singer of Hole; with two major lawsuits filed within a once month period. Love’s former assistant is suing over unpaid wages and claims the rocker made unethical requests such as instructing her to hire a hacker and falsify legal letters. Jessica Labrie filed the wrongful termination, wage and breach of contract lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The suit states Labrie worked as Love’s administrative assistant for about a year in 2010 and 2011, but was fired after complaining she was owed thousands in unpaid wages and expenses for business trips. The lawsuit claims Labrie suffered from headaches, insomnia and other medical conditions as a result of Love’s conduct. Jessica Labrie says working for Love took a serious toll on her mental health and required her to refuse to perform some questionably legal tasks, like hiring a hacker or sending fake legal correspondence.
Labrie alleged that Love owes her thousands in unpaid wages and business trip expenses — and that she left the job in what was effectively a wrongful constructive termination since she wasn't getting paid. Labrie's suit also alleges that Love made her grandiose promises she never fulfilled, promising her various jobs and a full scholarship to Yale University. (The suit did not explain how Love would have secured such a thing.)
Jessica Labrie's Attorney, Joshua Gruenberg, says Love wanted a hacker to change records to businesses she owned or believed she owned, but Labrie refused.
Courtney Love's own former lawyers sued her last month seeking more than $500,000 in outstanding fees from the 14 cases in which they represented her. Another lawyer has sued her, too, for defamation, after Love accused her of having been "bought off" in a tweet two years ago.
Love has been known to air her many grievances on her unusually active Twitter page, and recently Rhonda Holmes, the lawyer suing for defamation, is trying to force Love's own daughter Frances Bean Cobain to testify against her mom.
That is because a horrified Cobain pronounced this year "Twitter should ban my mother," after Love took to the social media site to accuse Foo Fighter and long-time Cobain family friend Dave Grohl of trying to seduce the teen. Holmes wants Cobain to explain that remark in testimony in support of her defamation claims against Love.
Any attempts to find someone who represented Love to make a statement or comment were unsuccessful. All listed PR/Management contacts deny present association with Love.
~ Valerie King (sources from Associated Press, MSNBC)