Twibal Lawsuit Update: Courtney Love Wins Twitter Defamation Trial


On Friday, a California jury decided that Courtney Love shouldn’t be held liable for a tweet directed at her former attorney Rhonda Holmes.

UnknownThe case is believed to be the first trial in a U.S. courtroom involving allegations of defamation on Twitter. Holmes was hired by Love to handle a fraud case against those managing the estate of Kurt Cobain, but in 2009, the relationship between the colorful rock star and her ex-attorney went south, and Love composed a tweet that read in part, “I was f***ing devestated [sic] when Rhonda J. Holmes esq. of san diego was bought off.”

Holmes sued, claiming the tweet had hurt her reputation.

Because the attorney was deemed to be a limited-purpose public figure as a result of her connection to a celebrity, Holmes needed to demonstrate that Love acted with malice. Love defended herself by saying she meant the tweet to be a private direct message, and when she learned it had been sent to the public accidentally, quickly deleted it.

Love also testified that she believed her message to be true when she sent it…

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3 Comments on “Twibal Lawsuit Update: Courtney Love Wins Twitter Defamation Trial”

  1. Amy Lee says:

    The lawsuit was fake…just like Courtney Love. Maybe you will happy to know that the man known by the stage name Kurt Cobain is alive and well. This is why the woman known as Courtney Love claimed to believe in Buddhism…or rebirth.

    Kurt first showed up at my front door on May 16, 1983 in Trussville, AL, the day after a Def Leppard concert at Boutwell Auditorium. He worked on the road crew. It was during this time Kurt chose the birthday of Leeds, AL Charles Barkley’s birthday of Feb. 20th. Barkley was preparing to go pro and was playing for Auburn Univ. Many years later, Kurt would ask Barkley to appear on SNL with Nirvana. If you look at my blog ( you will see the obit which Kurt chose the stage name “Courtney Love” from in 1985 before she made her debut in the 1986 film Sid & Nancy. I worked on ideas for lyrics for the theme song “Love Kills” rec’d by Joe Strummer and mention “Alabama”. Where I grew up in Trussville happens to be at the lower portion of the Appalachian mountains and why Kurt rec’d the songs “In the Pines” and “Where did you sleep last night”.

    I wrote the song “Heart Shaped Box” after a trip to New Orleans in 1991. The box was carried by Blanche Dubois in the play “A Street Car Named Desire” set in New Orleans. In the box she carried a “seahorse” pin and why Kurt drew a seahorse in his journal. Blanche is also raped by her brother-in-law (in the play) and Nirvana rec’d the song “Rape Me”.

    Kurt was not self-precating as he would like the public to believe or suicidal. His first fake suicide attempt was on my mother’s birthday and Kurt and the woman he chose to portray his fake public wife claimed to have met on my birthday of Jan 12th. Courtney even used my grandparents wedding anniversary as her birthday.

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