Despite using drugs whilst on probation, Courtney Love has avoided a 180-day prison sentence, for apparently already making progress.
LA Superior Court Judge Rand Rubin praised Love for making an â€˜excellent first stepâ€™ to recovery and only sentenced her to a further six months in the live-in rehabilitation centre which she entered last month after she had violated her probation by substance abuse. Love was on probation for previous drugs offences and smacking some broad with a whiskey bottle and a large â€“ lit â€“ candle.
She wonâ€™t be able to leave the clinic except in emergencies and will be subject to random drugs tests. The judge also extended her probation until March 2007, to which Courtney gurgled: â€œthank you very much, your honour.â€
In a separate development on Friday, Love was sued by the woman she belted with the bottle. Kristin King, who Courtney found in her boyfriendâ€™s home, is seeking unspecified damages for assault, battery, false imprisonment and other claims the BBC report today.