Watch What You Say: Social Media Slam Lands Courtney Love In Court

Mar 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Microblogging, The New Media Update

Social websites are great places to connect with like-minded people. They are useful for keeping track of the whereabouts and projects of people you know, and people whom you admire. They are especially wonderful outlets for expressing and listening to a great diversity of opinions.

Better watch what you say, and how you say it, though. You could get in big trouble for talking smack about somebody – especially if you’re famous.

Rocker, actress, sometime model and ever outspoken colorful character Courtney Love is alleged to have said some particularly nasty things about an indie fashion designer, on her MySpace and Twitter feeds. And now the designer, Austin-based Dawn Simorangkir, has filed a lawsuit against her.

Simorangkir, also known as Boudoir Queen (? yes, really), has sued Love, lead singer of the band Hole, for libel and breach of contract lawsuit against the singer includes what she calls several “menacing and disturbing” statements posted on the Internet. She also says that Love didn’t pay her bill.

Monsters and Critics, citing an Associated Press report, say that remarks from Love’s Twitter and MySpace pages, and in the feedback section of custom and handcraft website, stated that Simorangkir was a “nasty lying hosebag thief” and accused her of being a drug addict and a prostitute.

Photo: Courtney Love (L) with daughter (uber grunge love child) Frances Bean Cobain, via bitten and bound

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