Courtney Love Drug Hearing Postponed

By | December 12, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A judge postponed a hearing Thursday for singer-actress Courtney Love, who faces two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart Cole gave no explanation for delaying the hearing until Jan. 27. Defense attorney William Genego declined to say whether Love is undergoing drug rehabilitation.

Love, who wore a pink jacket and pink sandals and carried pink roses, became anxious when the judge asked to review the probation report. “Probation…. What is that? What is that?” she said, before making growling noises and clawing motions with her hands.

Love was charged in October with illegal possession of two painkillers, hydrocodone and oxycodone, after overdosing. She pleaded innocent.

Love was married to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994. She is lead singer of the rock group Hole and starred in the 1996 movie “The People vs. Larry Flynt.”

Love is charged in a separate case with a misdemeanor for being under the influence of a narcotic. She was arrested in early October when police found her outside a former boyfriend’s home, where she had allegedly broken windows.

After Love was released on bond, an ambulance took her to a treatment center for an overdose, and police discovered the painkillers.

Genego has said Love took the wrong medication by mistake.

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