Skip to comments.Courtney Love accused of violating probation through drug use
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.
Hard to believe it of a nice clean girl like that...
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
Her and Tom Sizemore were made for each other. :)
The Yoko Ono of Nirvana.
Shocked. Just shocked.
Eye am stuned, reely eye am.
What the heck's a quiver plea? Even google is of no help.
Courney Love is one messed-up person.
FR-mail me to be added to or removed from this ping list
"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!
This one is a real shocker.
If her daughter turns out normal, it will be a miracle.
LOL.. I struck out too.
I will defer to our legal group at FR for the definition of "quiver plea". ;-)
Someone tell me why I should care what this skank says, thinks or does.
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