Love Sued Over Unpaid Rehab Bill

A Santa Ana, Calif., drug rehabilitation center has sued Courtney Love, claiming the singer has repeatedly refused to pay her $181,000 bill for her stay there a year and a half ago.

A Santa Ana, Calif., drug rehabilitation center has sued Courtney Love, claiming the singer has repeatedly refused to pay her $181,000 bill for her stay there a year and a half ago.

The lawsuit, filed March 1 in Orange County Superior Court, said Love paid $10,000 when she entered Beau Monde, an oceanfront retreat in Newport Beach in August 2005, but she still owes $181,286.

"Although demanded multiple times by plaintiff, orally and in writing, none of the balance stated has been paid," the lawsuit said.

Love's attorney Howard Weitzman said today the lawsuit "will be resolved to the satisfaction of all parties shortly." A phone message left for Beau Monde's attorney was not immediately returned.

In September 2005, Love was sentenced to 180 days at a drug treatment facility for violating probation in three misdemeanor cases -- one for illegal possession of painkillers, one for being under the influence of a controlled substance in public, and another for assault and battery.

Some of her time, about 11 weeks, was spent at Beau Monde, according to court documents.


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