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Courtney Love accused of violating probation through drug use
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/05 | AFP

Posted on 08/10/2005 6:28:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US rock diva Courtney Love, who narrowly escaped jail time earlier this year, was in hot water again when a judge ordered her to answer allegations she violated probation by using drugs.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rand Rubin issued a bench warrant for Love's arrest, but agreed to hold it pending a hearing on August 19, which he ordered the 41-year-old widow of grunge rocker Kurt Cobain to attend.

"I'm certainly not happy with what's going on," Rubin said during a brief hearing, noting that he wanted a report from Love's drug counsellor.

The former frontwoman of Hole was sentenced to three years' probation in February for assaulting a female musician at the home of her former boyfriend and faces possible imprisonment if caught violating its terms, which include not using drugs.

The judge ordered the hearing after Deputy District Attorney Gina Satriano wrote in court papers that Love had allegedly violated her probation by being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Outside the courtroom, the prosecutor said the allegation involved "some sort of narcotic" last month, but refused to specify what it was.

Love was taken to hospital by ambulance last month following a party at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel amid conflicting accounts over whether the incident involved a drug-related incident or a fainting spell, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"I can confirm that was the (same) date," Satriano said of the allegation and the incident at the hotel.

The matter has been referred to city prosecutors for possible misdemeanour prosecution, Satriano said.

At next week's hearing, Judge Rubin will set another court date for a hearing to determine if Love violated probation, imposed after she pleaded no contest to assaulting a female musician with a whiskey bottle in a jealous rage at the home of Love's former boyfriend, Jim Barber.

On the same day, she was sentenced to 18 months' probation after admitting possessing the powerful painkiller drug oxycodone as well as a forged prescription when she was arrested after another altercation outside Barber's home in October 2003.

Love is now also accused of violating her probation in that case.

In a separate hearing Wednesday in Beverly Hills, Judge Elden Fox, who accepted Love's guilty plea in the drugs case, issued -- but held until next week -- an arrest warrant for the beleaguered entertainer.

The judge ordered Love to appear before Judge Rubin on both allegations of violating probation.

In yet another case against Love, she pleaded guilty in May 2004 to a misdemeanour charge of being under the influence of cocaine and was sentenced to a drug rehabilitation programme.

The quiver pleas should have resolved more than 16 months of legal hell, but allegations that she may have violated probation reopens her rocky courtroom odyssey.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: California
KEYWORDS: accused; courtneylove; druguse; probation; violating

1 posted on 08/10/2005 6:28:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Hard to believe it of a nice clean girl like that...


2 posted on 08/10/2005 6:30:26 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NormsRevenge

Rock singer Courtney Love is seen in this August 7, 2005 file photograph at the taping of television show 'The Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson' in Los Angeles. A California judge on August 10, 2005, ordered Love to appear in court next week to respond to accusations that she took drugs while on probation. The 41-year-old singer, who was sentenced to a drug rehabilitation program last year after a slew of assault and drug-related incidents, was told to attend court on August 19 or face arrest. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters


3 posted on 08/10/2005 6:30:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: Billthedrill

Yup.

Her and Tom Sizemore were made for each other. :)


4 posted on 08/10/2005 6:31:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Yoko Ono of Nirvana.


5 posted on 08/10/2005 6:32:32 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Need a Waffle House in Massachusetts)
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To: NormsRevenge

Shocked. Just shocked.


6 posted on 08/10/2005 6:33:05 PM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Diva?


7 posted on 08/10/2005 6:33:42 PM PDT by Sometimes A River (Che Guevera isn't cool)
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To: NormsRevenge

Eye am stuned, reely eye am.


8 posted on 08/10/2005 6:34:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: Billthedrill
Can someone please tell me why these untalented bimbo's are called "diva's"? She's a disgusting druggie who needs to go away.
9 posted on 08/10/2005 6:44:10 PM PDT by ladiesview61
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To: NormsRevenge
The quiver pleas should have resolved more than 16 months of legal hell, but allegations that she may have violated probation reopens her rocky courtroom odyssey.

What the heck's a quiver plea? Even google is of no help.

10 posted on 08/10/2005 6:55:08 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: NormsRevenge

Courney Love is one messed-up person.


11 posted on 08/10/2005 7:05:23 PM PDT by Fido969 ("Character, character, character" - J.F. Kerry)
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To: NormsRevenge; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bamabaseballmom; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Brian Allen; ...

FR-mail me to be added to or removed from this ping list

12 posted on 08/10/2005 7:05:26 PM PDT by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: Billthedrill

"Hard to believe it of a nice clean girl like that..."

My late BIL used to say, she is a clean cut girl....cut from her belly button clean to her a$$h**e!

sorry moderator


13 posted on 08/10/2005 7:06:20 PM PDT by lawdude (Liberalism is a mental disease.)
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To: NormsRevenge
*GASP*

Courtney Love has a drug problem!!?
14 posted on 08/10/2005 7:07:38 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Islam is war)
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To: NormsRevenge
Courtney Love accused of violating probation through drug use

This one is a real shocker.

15 posted on 08/10/2005 7:09:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is merely Nazism without the snappy fashion sense.)
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To: NormsRevenge

If her daughter turns out normal, it will be a miracle.


16 posted on 08/10/2005 7:09:46 PM PDT by CO Gal (Liberals, like puppies, are cute to look at, but shouldn't vote...)
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To: John Jorsett

LOL.. I struck out too.

I will defer to our legal group at FR for the definition of "quiver plea". ;-)


17 posted on 08/10/2005 7:18:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

MTV Brain Trust!!!
18 posted on 08/10/2005 7:18:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: NormsRevenge

Someone tell me why I should care what this skank says, thinks or does.


19 posted on 08/10/2005 7:19:08 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: ladiesview61
"US rock diva Courtney Love..."

"Diva" is now the polite term for "skanK".
20 posted on 08/10/2005 7:44:29 PM PDT by MidlandDesperado (There is none so blind as they that won't see. Jonathan Swift.)
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To: NormsRevenge

 

The earlier photo just goes to show - makeup can perform miracles. Making a crack-whore look attractive, sheesh!

21 posted on 08/10/2005 7:45:52 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right, but never in doubt.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

i must have missed it,
which picture made her look attractive.


22 posted on 08/10/2005 7:59:38 PM PDT by 537cant be wrong (vampires stole my lunch money but left me with my bus pass. damn!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Courtney Love!!!?? Drugs??? Nawwwwww, can't be. Next thing you know they'll be telling you she's not a virgin either.


23 posted on 08/10/2005 8:03:27 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: NormsRevenge

The term "quiver plea" does not appear in Black's Law Dictionary under "quiver" or "plea." I question the term.


24 posted on 08/10/2005 8:06:31 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack

Same here.

Checked the M-W Dictionary , the closest interpretation I can come up with is the defendant's lips quivered as she plead to the charges.

She has been here before, more than once, unfortunately.


25 posted on 08/10/2005 8:10:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

Geez, makes me wonder where that big mouth of her has been.


26 posted on 08/11/2005 4:50:39 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a sad, pathetic woman.


27 posted on 08/11/2005 4:52:01 AM PDT by PilloryHillary (Eva Peron + Chappaqua = Hillary Clinton)
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To: Chode

What a scag!!! (actualy, both)

Is Love like Brittany and Christina? Just famous for being famous? I have never heard her music and can't recall the last time she was on the charts.


28 posted on 08/11/2005 4:52:40 AM PDT by Shazbot29 (Light a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day; light him on fire, he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

29 posted on 08/11/2005 4:56:04 AM PDT by Shazbot29 (Light a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day; light him on fire, he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Shazbot29

she's famous for being kurt cobain's wife, and since her Hole didn't make any money after he died, she's just famous now for being a drunken skank.


30 posted on 08/11/2005 7:31:04 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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