Rolling Stone magazine once called Courtney Love “the most controversial woman in the history of rock”. And the singer has earned the title! Over the years Courtney has had a plethora of run ins with the law and her crazy antics have been well documented. RadarOnline.com brings you a run down of some of Love’s craziest moments.
July 1995 Love flicked a cigarette at Bikini Kill vocalist Kathleen Hanna, pelted her with candy, and punched her in the face. Nine days later, Love described the incident in an AOL message board post, referring to Hanna as “Ratface”. Love pleads guilty to assault later that September
March 1995 Love grabs Quentin Tarantino‘s Oscar statue at a party and threatens to hit journalist Lynn Hirschberg with it. Hirschberg had previously written an article for Vanity Fair claiming Love used heroin while pregnant.
May 1998 Journalist Belissa Cohen files a lawsuit against Love claiming that she grabbed her hair, thrust a knee into her groin then hit her in the face after she took a photo of the singer.
February 2003 Love is arrested at Heathrow airport following an alleged air rage incident.
October 2003 Love is arrested after breaking windows to enter the home of her manager/boyfriend Jim Barber. Love said that she had paid for the home but police charge her with being under the influence of a controlled substance. Released on bail, four hours later Love was treated for an accidental overdose of Oxycontin.
October 2003 Love looses custody of her daughter Frances Bean, who is placed with her grandmother Wendy O’Connor.
December 2002 In an attempt to revive her musical career, Love took part in a photo shoot in London. During the shoot she is said to have had a bikini wax, poured champagne over her head, stripped off in a taxi cab and streaked down Park Lane in the early hours of Christmas Eve. Later Love halted traffic by lying down in the road clad only in a pair of panties and knee-high boots.
March 2004 Love throws a microphone stand into the crowd during a show, allegedly injuring Gregory Burgett. She is charged with third-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
April 2004 Love allegedly attacks Kristin King, a friend of her former manager / boyfriend, with a bottle and a metal flashlight. She is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
August 2005 Love admits to using drugs in violation of her probation. She was ordered into a 28-day treatment program by a judge who said “my belief was that you need to go to the county jail.” This program was also violated, and on September 21 she was sentenced to six months in lock down rehab.
March 2009 Fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir files a lawsuit against Love claiming the singer “has embarked in what is nothing short of an obsessive and delusional crusade to terrorize and destroy” her.
November 2009 Love posts a near incoherent rant on her Facebook page accusing Britney Spears‘ father of molesting his daughter.
December 2009 Frances’ grandmother and aunt are granted temporary guardianship of the 17-year-old. A restraining order is issued barring Love from any contact with her daughter.