Love's daughter won't testify in defamation case
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean Cobain does not have to testify in a Twitter defamation lawsuit that a law firm has filed against the Hole rocker.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the judge agreed with Cobain's request to deny the deposition order filed by the law firm Gordon & Holmes, which is suing Love for defamation because she once tweeted that "I was f***ing devastated when Rhonda J Holmes Esq of San Diego was bought off."
The judge ruled that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate how Cobain was relevant to the case and denied the law firm's attempt to access her guardianship or emancipation records.
In May, lawyer Rhonda Holmes served a deposition subpoena to the 19-year-old asking her to clarify what she meant when she issued a statement to the media suggesting that "Twitter should ban my mother."
Bean made the remark after Love accused Foo Fighters' front man Dave Grohl of attempting to seduce her estranged daughter. (Love later apologized for the tweet.)
The law firm had argued that Cobain was relevant to the defamation case because she is the alleged victim of false statements made by Love on Twitter. Cobain countered that she had no contact with her mother at the time of the contentious tweet and that what the firm was seeking amounted to "inadmissible and nondiscoverable character evidence."
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