Deeming simple interviews and her Twitter account insufficient forums for self-expression, Courtney Love has taken her battle with the Muppets to the comments section of local blogs. The Hole singer left quite a lengthy note last week on a post published on New York City blog Gothamist nearly a month ago. The story in question documented her recent claim that the Muppets (and those who created their recent movie) had “raped” the legacy of her late husband, Kurt Cobain.
The Gothamist article cites a TMZ report that explains why Love didn’t really have a reason to flip out here — the singer has reportedly sold 50 percent of her commercial rights to Cobain’s material, and the company that bought them, as well as both living ex-Nirvana members, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, had signed off on the use of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in the movie. Love, however, was so upset that she posted this diatribe, using the handle “Rose_OfSharon,” two weeks after the article was published (the comment’s contents have been left as is):
“primary wave is lying and i have shitty lawyers , this is courtney- synch rights are mine, primary wave does not own them= don’t take my word for it= disney corporate did not ask and diode not pay francesw nor me when i sold some writing to primary wave which was stupid, in 06 i did not sell administration rights they forged them and i sure as shit have combed over everything did not sell synch- last month larry at p wave was begging me for battleship- gatorade and dancing witht he stars and muppets all of which i said no to- no. its mine to say and not public opinion””’ it my and my daughters right and dave and krist have a grace note of 1.2 percent ofd a 100 in that song publishing that i begged kurt to let them have when he took his publishing back to himself as we wrote every single note- so yeah rape is a great word because its so insidious to do this and make me look ‘crazy’ on the lawyer owned tmz for declining it-= i said no i meant no and this makes me sick-= because i have shitty sadistic lawyers who i have just fired and grohl knew this- i never rated him as a total sociopath until i saw the nirvana inc portfolio – graveyards, us beef abattoirs and 1841 nirvana inc liens against one courtney love of memphis, blossom texas and etc that take money out of our bank account, hurts music company is end of music , krist murk slough i assumed daves was ‘roswell’ but thats just for foo fighters? no it isn’t it was for nirvana his 3 % out of all the oeuvre, so he has NO SAY,. his kid is named ‘violet’ and he si believe a sociopath on an entirely other level the daughter named ‘violet’ doh. he is obsessed not so much with me with his hatred of kurt- he knew kurt never wanted to be disneyfied, i know lisa henson very well and as gawker uyou should be slightly more responsible-= and not believe every piece of expoiltative bullshit you hear in fact this is an epic fucking scandal, and it hurts to think about it- well none want so to go after disney corporate just like none wants to go get a supoenas and find the liens coming out of the courtney love cobain comerica accounts front he over 60 account s that i don’t know about in there, including ‘suspense accounts’ that hold over 1000 fun entities per account, in 6 months 26,7 million was libeled that i sure as shut nor my daughter has, you guys are foolish=- take any celebrity or a woman with synchronization rights and pout it in muppets and guess what? she looks CRAZY FOR SAYING ‘NO’ TOP WHAT IS HERS? AM IO CRAZY FOR SAYING NO TO HAVING SEX WITH CHIP THE MAN YOU THINK IS SO FABULOUS AND HANDSOME? YEAH? WELL MY BODY IS MINE, MY PROPERTY IS MINE. SAME SAME.”
We spied many of the same enraged typos on Love’s Twitter account, but it would have been easy to write this off as a fake (taunting Dave Grohl’s daughter is that ludicrous). However Love subsequently continued the diatribe via Twitter, calling out writer–director–actor Jason Segel, as well as Gawker (who, it seems, she believes owns Gothamist), Jezebel, and the Daily Beast’s Tina Brown for their reporting or lack thereof on the topic. Do we hear another few Twitter libel lawsuits on the horizon?
There’s a good reason why Courtney might have been extra emotional in the past few weeks, however. Last Thursday marked the 18th anniversary of Cobain’s death, and she speculated about where her husband might be today. She’s also dealing with legal troubles ranging from said Twitter lawsuits to leaked deposition papers published in a recent book about her life.