How Courtney Love blew £16million of 'Nirvana money' following Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994
'I lost about $27 million — I know that's a lifetime of money to most people, but I'm a big girl, it's rock 'n' roll, it's Nirvana money, I had to let it go'
Granted, she’s not renowned for her astute financial management.
But Courtney Love has admitted that she blew more than $27million (£16million) following the suicide of her husband Kurt Cobain.
Or “Nirvana money”, as she labelled it in a recent interview with Australian supplement Sunday Style.
“'I lost about $27 million — I know that's a lifetime of money to most people, but I'm a big girl, it's rock 'n' roll, it's Nirvana money, I had to let it go,” she told the publication.
How did she “let go” such a substantial amount? Largely battling libel court cases derived from ill-advised tweets she’d posted on Twitter – some of which she’s still fighting.
She won one such case, brought against her by her former lawyer Rhonda Holmes, after the tweet she posted accusing Holmes of being “bought off” in a fraud case against those handling the estate of the late Cobain, was deemed not to be defamatory.
“I make enough to live on, I'm financially solvent, I focus on what I make now,” she said of her current financial status.
And a potential biopic of the late frontman, the production of which Love recently revealed would start “in the next 12 months”, will surely supplement it further.
“I do have a say in it,” she said, after explaining that she wouldn’t be involved in casting the film.
“So do Frances, and Krist (Novoselic) and Dave (Grohl), for that matter, if it touches on Nirvana — and it will. I am leading the charge because it’s time to do this.”
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