Courtney Love Trial Would Test Legality of Twitter Insults

Friday, January 14, 2011
Dawn Simorangkir
Celebrity Courtney Love has gone too far this time, says fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir (a.k.a. Dawn Younger-Smith). The singer/provocateur is being sued for insulting remarks she posted via Twitter about Simorangkir, who is owed $4,000 for clothes she provided to Love.
 
In response to Simorangkir’s request for payment, Love went off (without use of a spellchecker), calling the plaintiff: “asswipe nasty lying hosebag thief,” a “drug-addled prostitute,” and saying that she “gets to haul her 52 year old desperate cokes out ass to jail,” and that “she has a history of dealing cocaine, lost all custody of her child, assault and burglary.”
 
Love also threatened that Simorangkir would end “up in a circle of corched eaeth hunted til your dead.”
 
Moving on to Myspace, she referred to Simorangkir as a “black cupid of vampitic energy.”
 
Love’s lawyers contend their client’s statements are a combination of protected opinion and truth. If the two sides are unable to reach an out-of-court settlement and the case goes to trial, it could set a precedent for Twitter defamation lawsuits.
-Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky
 
Courtney Love Trial to Test Twitter Speech (by Chie Akiba, Courthouse News Service)

Comments

Barbara Stanwyk 7 years ago
After reading the court documents that Dawn Simorangkir filed, I say HANG HER! Great job you guys, posting the pdf file link at end of article. Reading the whole 20 pages really shows what deranged maniac she really is, and a violent one that should be locked up! Remember all the previous fights/attacks she's made on people before? Well old age sure isn't slowing her down any. Straight-jacket time! But this time don't be so quick to let her out!

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