Courtney Love Shows Up In Court

By | February 20, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Singer Courtney Love showed up as scheduled in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday (February 17) for a hearing, prompting a judge to throw out an arrest warrant for her, according to the Associated Press. Judge Elden Fox issued the warrant last Tuesday (February 10) when Love failed to appear for the hearing, but allowed Love a week to comply before ordering her arrest. Judge Lisa Hart Cole dismissed the warrant Tuesday and scheduled Love’s next hearing for March 16.

Love, who is known for being brash and outspoken, was reportedly reserved in court, answering only, “Yes, ma’am,” when the judge asked her if she would agree to the March 16 hearing date.

Love’s lawyer at the time, William Genego, told the judge last week that Love couldn’t appear because of unspecified “security concerns.” Love herself told a radio interviewer later in the week that she did not have a “professional bodyguard” available.

Love has since fired Genego and appointed Michael Rosenstein as her attorney, according to Reuters. Rosenstein accompanied her to court yesterday.

Love has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges of illegal possession of two prescription painkillers-Vicodin and OxyContin-which were discovered while she was being treated for a drug overdose on October 2. She was additionally charged with two misdemeanor drug counts, also on the 2nd, after she was arrested while trying to break into the home of her former boyfriend and manager, Jim Barber.

The former Hole leader released her first solo album, titled America’s Sweetheart, on February 10. Industry sources predicted that it would sell less than 50,000 copies in its first week of release.

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