Drugs Not Factor in Love's Lost Custody

17-year-old Frances Bean Cobain just 'strong-willed'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2009 10:56 AM CST
In this May 25, 2005 file photo, actress-singer Courtney Love, left, gestures with her daughter Frances Bean as they watch the "American Idol" live finale in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
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(Newser) – Yes, Courtney Love lost custody of daughter Frances Bean Cobain, but don't blame it on her drug-addled history: The singer's "been clean for years," says her lawyer. "This is simply about Frances preferring to live with her grandmother at this time." Love's daughter with Kurt Cobain is in the custody of his mother and younger sister.

"Frances is 17 and a strong-willed child, and this is a decision she made on her own," says Love's attorney. "No matter what, Courtney loves her daughter more than anything in the world."

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