Courtney Love Wants Her Daughter Back
The former Hole singer, 39, has been exhibiting erratic behavior of late. On Oct. 2, she staged a 2 a.m. live act outside an L.A. home occupied by her longtime boyfriend, record producer James Barber, by throwing rocks at his windows, PEOPLE reported in last week's issue.
Though Barber did not press charges, police booked Love for being under the influence of a controlled substance. (If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, Love could face up to a year in jail.)
After posting $2,500 bail, Love returned home, only to end the night at a Century City hospital after overdosing on OxyContin pills. She was released later that day, the magazine said.
Regarding her child, the News reports that after Love's Oct. 2 arrest, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services officials placed Frances in the care of her paternal grandmother, Wendy O'Connor.
Love tells News columnists George Rush and Joanna Molloy that on Oct. 10 she was "slapped with a 5150" (a California law that permits authorities to place those deemed dangerous to themselves or others under 72-hour evaluation).
"Cops and two ladies in white coats came to my house," Love said. "I got jackbooted. My mouth was taped shut. They put a Ping-Pong ball in my mouth. And, honey, you don't get to say you're sorry for that, because it wasn't in bed."
Love claims she was taken to the Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena. After about 24 hours, Love says, she decided to walk out of the facility and went to some house where two teenagers answered the door.
"So I knock on the door and I say, 'Hi, I'm Courtney Love. I'm leaving the loony bin,'" the News quotes her as saying.
Eventually, Love goes on to state, she got a lift home from a guy she met in a guitar store.
On Oct. 31, she is due in court to face charges of being under the influence of a controlled substance for her Oct. 2 incident.