Courtney Love Admits Fraud

artist: courtney love date: 11/22/2011 category: general music news
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Courtney Love Admits Fraud
Courtney Love seems to have admitted to conducting serious fraud during a TV interview. It follows a run of public outbursts and an apparent meltdown resulting from her anger that Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic recently bought cars with their Nirvana money - which Love feels he doesn't deserve. But how did she find out about the purchases? It seems Love has admitted it was down to some dirty phone tactics with the credit card company. She made the concession during an interview with MTV Brasil (via Anitquiet), where the interviewer does not seem to realise the weight of Love's comments, which include a potentially racist remark: "Last weekend I pretended that Krist and Dave had died in a horrible plane crash. I call American Express. If it's a fan at a bank or whatever, I'll get information. If it's a mean black lady, I'm not going to get any information," she said without hesitation. "I get this fan, and I'm like, 'Oh, Dave and Krist died in a terrible plane crash." According to Love, the Nirvana fan at the bank freely told her that Grohl bought an Aston Martin and Novoselic bought an $88,000 Lexus on their Nirvana credit cards. Although Love gets a $1.5 million share of Nirvana royalties every year, she claims to only get "a cup of coffee" after lawyer fees and her daughter's share, which she feels is unfair considering Dave and Krist "never wrote a single note" for Nirvana. She does not claim to have written for Nirvana herself. The comments suggest Love has attempted to extract banking information in this manner several times. We're not lawyers, but it doesn't sound like the most legal way to obtain information. Faking identity in this was has been a hot topic in the UK where "phone hacking" and similar types of fraud were brought to prominence when one of Rupert Murdoch's tabloid papers used similar techniques to uncover stories on celebrities. Love's admission seems to turn the tables and is the first example of a celebrity using these tricks for themselves. Watch the video below from 13:40 to see the candid interview for yourself.

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