Love's Birthday Present: An Arrest Warrant
For her 40th birthday on Friday, Courtney Love received something she likely did not want: a bench warrant for her arrest.
The troubled former Hole singer failed to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court. Love's attorney, Michael Rosenstein, says she was in New York at the time.
The singer was due to face arraignment on an assault charge stemming from an alleged April 25 altercation with a 32-year-old woman at the home of Love's ex-boyfriend and onetime manager, Jim Barber. Love reputedly came at the woman with a liquor bottle.
Rosenstein said his client was confused as to whether her attendance was required, reports the Associated Press.
After waiting three hours for Love to show her face, however, Court Commissioner Dennis E. Mulcahy insisted there was no excuse for her not being there. Mulcahy then said that her $55,000 bail had been forfeited and set a new bond of $150,000.
This has been a bumpy year for Love. In May, she pleaded guilty in an unrelated case to being under the influence of cocaine when she was arrested outside Barber's home in October for disturbing the peace – and breaking Barber's windows – said police.
She also faces other drug possession charges in Beverly Hills and a reckless endangerment charge in New York City, for allegedly flinging a microphone stand into the crowd at a club during an impromptu performance.
A New York judge nearly issued a warrant for her arrest last month when she was five hours late for the hearing, reports Reuters. In California in February, another judge issued an arrest warrant after Love skipped out on proceedings in two criminal cases.
That warrant was withdrawn when the singer subsequently showed up at a rescheduled hearing.
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