Love's Furious Tweets Not Lost in Lawsuit

Star's angry rants sparks microblogging site's first libel suit

By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 29, 2009 1:49 PM CDT

(Newser) – Twitter, the microblogging site that even counts President Obama as a member, has reached yet another milestone: it’s first libel suit, the Independent reports. Courtney Love’s former fashion designer claims the wild rocker left angry “tweets” about her, calling her a “nasty, lying, hosebag thief” with “a history of dealing cocaine” who would be “hunted til your [sic] dead.”

Dawn Simorangkir says Love began “an obsessive and delusional crusade” against her on Twitter, MySpace, and other websites after she billed the star $4000 last month for custom clothes. Simorangkir adds her former client destroyed her business and reputation, whether by “drug-induced psychosis, a warped understanding of reality, or the belief that money and fame allow her to disregard the law.”

Singer Courtney Love performs a private concert in the Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel Thursday, July 12, 2007 in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Twitter, the latest social networking phenomenon, appears to have sparked its first libel action.   (PRNewsFoto/
In this Feb. 9, 2009 file photo, Courtney Love arrives for the 2009 Elle Style Awards at Big Sky studios in north London.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file)
Courtney Love arrives to the Marc Jacobs 2008 spring/summer collection during Fashion Week in New York, Monday, Sept. 10, 2007.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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