Courtney Love pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct today (Oct. 20) in New York for hitting an audience member on the head with a microphone stand during a March performance.

Courtney Love pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct today (Oct. 20) in New York for hitting an audience member on the head with a microphone stand during a March performance.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Melissa Jackson granted Love a conditional discharge, which means her case would be sealed after one year if she pays the victim $2,336 to cover medical expenses, joins a drug treatment program and does not commit any other crimes. If Love violates the conditions, she could face 15 days in jail.

"I just wanted it to be over," Love, wearing a fur-lined suede coat, said after the hearing.

The incident stems from Love hitting Gregory Burgett, 24, of London, Ky., with a microphone stand as he watched her show at a Manhattan nightclub. Burgett needed three staples in his head to close the wound, and Love was arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment and third-degree assault. Those charges were reduced to one charge of disorderly conduct.

Love also faces a felony assault charge in California for allegedly attacking a woman with a liquor bottle at an ex-boyfriend's home in April. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 27.


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