Love Saddled With Financial, Legal Woes
Courtney Love's trial on drug possession charges was postponed yesterday (Sept. 30), but her financial woes mounted as creditors on both coasts pressed court claims that the singer/actress was dodgingCourtney Love's trial on drug possession charges was postponed yesterday (Sept. 30), but her financial woes mounted as creditors on both coasts pressed court claims that the singer/actress was dodging unpaid bills.
A Beverly Hills, Calif., judge postponed Love's trial until Nov. 3 because of scheduling issues, Los Angeles prosecutors said. Love, 40, faces two separate assault cases for purportedly attacking a woman with a bottle in April at the Los Angeles home of her ex-boyfriend, and for allegedly throwing a microphone stand that hit a New York nightclub patron.
In May, she pleaded guilty in Los Angeles to a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of cocaine and was sentenced to a drug treatment program.
Her legal woes, as well as a brief involuntary stay at Bellevue Hospital in New York this summer, forced her to scrub a tour in support of her first solo album, "America's Sweetheart" (Virgin). She also has been dogged by financial problems she claims were caused by former advisors who cheated her out of millions.
Also yesterday, a California travel agency served her with a lawsuit accusing her of failing to pay $50,000 in travel-related expenses.
Love also has been slapped with liens by her New York condo board for unpaid charges on her luxury Soho apartment, and by Los Angeles County for $37,477.09 in unemployment insurance taxes on her personal employees.
Love's lawyer, Scott Tulman, said he was not aware of his client's tax or lien woes but did file a 14-page motion in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking dismissal of assault and reckless endangerment charges stemming from the microphone incident.
Love's spokesperson could not be reached for comment.
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