L.A. Court To Sentence Love In Absentia

Courtney Love, hospitalized in New York after one of the more turbulent weeks in her troubled life, will not have to appear in a Los Angeles court today (July 16) for sentencing in one of the five cas

Courtney Love, hospitalized in New York after one of the more turbulent weeks in her troubled life, will not have to appear in a Los Angeles court today (July 16) for sentencing in one of the five cases pending against her, her lawyer said.

Michael Rosenstein told reporters yesterday that Love was "receiving treatment and doing well." Love was carried handcuffed on a stretcher from her Manhattan apartment last Friday hours after a Los Angeles judge issued an arrest warrant over her failure to appear on an assault charge.

"She will 100 percent be back voluntarily before the jurisdiction to face any and all charges against her. She'll be back as soon as she's released from her care from her physician," Rosenstein said.

Love, 40, was initially admitted for an unspecified emergency gynecological condition, and later admitted to a different hospital. The nature of her treatment has not been revealed but media speculation has ranged from a miscarriage to an abortion, drug overdose and psychological breakdown.

Rosenstein said he expects to appear on Love's behalf today in an L.A. courtroom, where she will likely to be sentenced to a drug treatment program for being under the influence of cocaine. "I'm authorized to accept the sentencing on her behalf," he said.

Love faces another drug possession case in Beverly Hills, an assault charge resulting from a fracas with a woman outside the home of her ex-boyfriend, a reckless endangerment charge stemming from a New York nightclub incident, and a lawsuit alleging nonpayment to a previous law firm.


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