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by Andrew Trendell | Photos by WENN

Tags: Courtney Love

Courtney Love to sue ex-attorney for Kurt Cobain fraud claims

Did lawyer accuse Love of 'pillaging' Cobain estate?

 

Courtney Love to sue ex-attorney for Kurt Cobain fraud claims

Photo: WENN

Courtney Love looks set to sue the former attorney of Kurt Cobain's estate for allegedly accusing her of fraud and 'pillaging' Kurt Cobain's estate to her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. 

In January of this year, Love took to Twitter and the media to attack ex-attorney Rhonda Holmes in tweets and press interviews. As a result, the Hole frontwoman was accused of damaging the attorney's reputation by saying "they got to" Holmes and that her former lawyer was "bought off." During that lawsuit for defamation, Love then claimed that in April, 2009, a letter sent by Holmes to her daughter Frances Bean Cobain - accused her of fraud.

Love has now has filed papers to L.A. Superior Court to file counterclaims against Holmes for allegedly making "shockingly false and misleading representations" to Frances Bean in said letter .

 

 

 


Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and Frances Bean in 1993

Love's proposed countersuit alleges that Holmes is guilty of 'legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and interference', reports Billboard. She blames Holmes for the 'deterioration of her relationship with the Cobain trustees' and Frances filing a restraining order against Love.

In this letter, Holmes is alleged to have written to Frances, 16 at the time: "I represent you, along with your Grandmother Wendy, and your Aunts Kim and Brianne...I am here to protect your interests...The work I am doing on all your behalf relates to tracking down and prosecuting the people and entities who have been stealing from and pillaging your late Father's estate since the day he passed away."

Sources claim that who really wrote the letter is currently in dispute, with Holmes' lawyers claiming that it was actually written by Love.

Both parties are yet to comment on the latest lawsuit. 

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