2008 – The Times: The story in this morning’s paper is on the ruses various celebrities use to evade reporters outside the main criminal courthouse in Manhattan. Actor Rip Torn, for example, once led paparazzi through a park and past a gaggle of chanting construction workers before jumping into the cab of an occupied 18-wheeler, […]
2006 – Kurt Cobain tops Forbes’ list of the top-earning dead rock stars. No. 2 is Courtney Love. Sorry, that should read “Elvis Presley.” The Nirvana singer’s corpse earned $50 million over the past year.
2005 – A judge orders Courtney Love to return to rehab for six months as part of her sentence for violating probation.
2005 – Courtney Love is sentenced to a chemical dependency program after a judge finds she has broken her probation. Love admitted to taking drugs in July.
2004 – Courtney Love pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in New York. She had been accused of assault after she threw a mike stand into the audience during a March show, injuring one concertgoer. “I just wanted it to be over,” Love says of her decision.
2004 – Courtney Love is sentenced to 18 months probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge. She is also ordered to attend rehab.
2004 – Courtney Love turns herself in at a Los Angeles police station. The aging grunge princess became a wanted woman after failing to appear at arraignment to respond to a charge of felony assault with a deadly weapon.
2004 – Troubled alt.rock star Courtney Love is assigned a “legal guardian” while being treated for an undisclosed ailment in New York. Breaking the news, Love’s lawyer describes his client as “beyond uncooperative.”
2004 – Courtney Love leaves hospital, where she was treated for what her lawyer says were “gynaecological” problems. Several press reports claim Love was in pain after having an abortion.
2004 – Courtney Love is rushed to hospital in New York with what her lawyer calls “a gynecological medical condition.” Police were called to her New York apartment after it was reported she was throwing bottles from her window, and she is handcuffed to the hospital gurney. She misses her court date in Los Angeles, […]
2004 – Courtney Love pleads not guilty to assault charges, then holds a press conference in the Manhattan Criminal Court ladies restroom. She is alleged to have hit a fan over the head with a mic stand during a New York club show.
2004 – A bench warrant is issued for Courtney Love after she fails to appear at a hearing on felony drug possession charges in Los Angeles. Her attorney says her no-show was due to “security reasons.”