Courtney Love Apologizes After Lashing Out At Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl And Accusing Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor Of Abusing 'Girls As Young As 12'
Courtney Love Cobain is "truly sorry" for lashing out at Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and accusing Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor of abusing young girls.
On Monday, the 56-year-old widow of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain and mother of 28-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain told her 1 million followers she needed to "apologize for my recent post."
"It was insensitive and it was wrong," she explained. "No matter how I feel, there are real people behind my words and I need to learn to be more responsible with my words."
"I am truly sorry for those I've hurt," she concluded. "I will do better."
Over the weekend, Love came out swinging against Grohl, claiming she intended to contest an arrangement she and the Nirvana alum had in place regarding royalties.
Love had previously been in a legal battle with Grohl and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic over the band's rights, but they seemingly reconciled years ago. Courtney and Dave even hugged it out during Nirvana's 2014 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Then in 2019, Love, Grohl and Frances Bean Cobain all teamed up against fashion designer Marc Jacobs over a trademark dispute regarding the Nirvana smiley face logo.
But sometime from then until now, something went awry, at least in the eyes of the once-lead singer of Hole.
"Here's a few receipts from some mega aggressions I've had to deal with, make myself small for, stop righteous lawsuits over, ('we are not doormats' my sponsor always quotes to me) due to male privilege in all its vile toxicity," Courtney wrote in her scathing post. "When @sharonstone was asked if she had any #metoo's, she just laughed. . We only get 1 right?"
"I've had enough of this from these clowns leaning into my being scapegoated for breathing, for my husband's death, for my 'overt' sexuality, because I'm an addict, etc, and a WOMAN, for over 27 years," she went on.
"3 months before I left LA, I signed a document that effectively gives Dave (and Krist) my descendants money in perpetuity," she explained. "I was so broken. So scarred, so exhausted by him, I just f--king signed it. But it's a lie. So I'm unsigning it. Because it's nonsense. The chaos and fury over Kurt's death being directed at me, deflected by Dave, while he enriched and continues to enrich himself, gorging on Kurt's fortune and Kurt's goodwill. 27! Years!!! I've had enough."
Kurt died on April 5, 1994 from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
"I'm over being made small. And being 'forced' to 'just drop it' when it affects every generation of my descendants. Nicest guy in Rock ? No," his widow added, before turning her sights to Trent.
"As for Reznor, At least? HE'S talented but still a creep. I've never seen so much systemic abuse of kids, girls as young as 12, by him and his crew, we all (the members of Hole) witnessed it," she alleged. "So while these two jack asses are not my #metoo's because I'm saving my 1 up (because we only get 1) they're darn close."
Tagging Reznor, Nine Inch Nails and Foo Fighters, Love urged them all to f--k off – per an explicit hashtag – adding, "I really hope my example of standing up to them, putting a stop to them, will prevent any other women (or men) from this soul shattering level of personal and cultural abuse in future."
"Sexually, spiritually, financially.. #metoo #me3 #me88 etc etc ad nauseam. #blessed? Yeah to be breathing long enough to tell the tale," she concluded. "I'm cramming as much into every song as I can. Nam myoho renge kyo. 'We are not doormats.'"
Reps for Reznor have not yet responded to RadarOnline.com's request for comment.