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Courtney Love must pay $430,000 in Twitter defamation settlement

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rsz_tbd-courtneylove030711.jpgIt's a good thing Courtney Love quit Twitter, because her big thumbs have cost the loud mouth about $430,000 in an out-of-court settlement with a fashion designer who claimed Courtney defamed her on the microblogging site. Is calling someone and "asswipe nasty lying hosebag thief" and a "coke whore" defamation? We'll never know, since they didn't go to court.

Dawn Simorangkir sued Love in 2009 after the pair battled over $4,000 worth of custom clothing Courtney allegedly refused to pair for. Love shot back on Twitter with the previously mentioned euphemisms, so Dawn called her lawyer, saying the singer destroyed her business. They were headed to court before they took the settlement route. Love has until 2014 to complete the payments.

"The amount of the settlement says it all," Simorangkir's lawyer, Bryan Freedman told the Hollywood Reporter. "Her 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." Boy, we hope not, since we already lost Love's ramblings on the Tweetblogs. "Restraint of pen, tongue and tweet" is now the new Juice* motto, by the way.

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[Last modified: Friday, March 4, 2011 3:36pm]

    

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