Courtney Love received no love from a Los Angeles judge on Thursday. Judge Michael L. Stern ruled against Love’s anti-SLAPP motion that would crush a libel lawsuit brought forth against her by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir.
The designer filed suit against Love over statements she made on The Howard Stern Show. In the interview, Love stated Simorangkir stole from her, with the theft caught on camera. The star also alluded to the designer having involvement with prostitution. On top of the interview, Love posted a number of negative remarks about the designer on Pinterest.
Love’s camp contested that the remarks fulfilled her constitutional right of speech and
that they were a matter of public interest. Her lawyers argued that due to Simorangkir’s celebrity, she was less protected from defamation.
Judge Stern disagreed with Love’s lawyers, contending that the statements were in fact slanderous and could be found to be malevolent by a jury. Both parties have been involved in a prior lawsuit. Simorangkir reached a $430,000 settlement with Love over a defamation lawsuit back in 2011.
Details and photo courtesy of Spin