Frances Bean Cobain to testify against Mom?
Frances Bean Cobain could be called to testify against her mother, as a law firm sues Courtney Love for comments she made on Twitter. The social network has landed the Hole singer in trouble again, and this time it could be very expensive.
Love is being sued by her former law firm Gordon and Holmes, who claim that Love defamed Rhonda Holmes in a tweet suggesting Holmes had disappeared and had been "bought off". "I was f***ing devastated when Rhonda J Holmes esq of San Diego was bought off," Love had tweeted in 2010. "I've been hiring and firing lawyers to help me with this."
The firm want Frances to expand on comments she made when suggesting that "Twitter should ban my mother." That was provoked by Love’s wild allegations that former Nirvana member and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl had tried to seduce Frances.
"While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother,” Frances told Rolling Stone at the time, "her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I'm in a monogamous relationship and very happy."
Love quickly apologised for the offence, but the pair have had a stormy relationship since Frances, 19, requested that her grandmother, Wendy O’Connor and her aunt Kimberly Dawn Cobain, should become her legal guardians.
If the court case is successful, it could finally call an end to Love’s stream of tirades, accusations, gossip and indiscretion that has characterised her Twitter feed.