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.
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.
Twitter, the latest social networking phenomenon, appears to have sparked its first libel action.   (PRNewsFoto/RentWiki.com)
In this Feb. 9, 2009 file photo, Courtney Love arrives for the 2009 Elle Style Awards at Big Sky studios in north London.
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.
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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