Los Angeles – Musician and actress Courtney Love has agreed to pay
$430,000 to settle a lawsuit from a fashion designer who claimed Love libeled
her on Twitter, the Associated Press reported.
Love accused designer Dawn
Simorangkir, from whom she had commissioned several garments, of theft and
having a criminal background in several Twitter postings.
Love’s attorney, Jim
Janowitz, said the settlement likely saved the widow of musician Kurt Cobain
"This is a case where the economics of the case didn’t make a lot
of sense for either side," Janowitz told AP.
"In order to show the world the comments were
derogatory and completely illegal, it was imperative to my client to have the
settlement be public," Simorangkir’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, told AP.