The Hole singer allegedly owes $50,000 in rent and re-decorated over work by a legendary interior designer.
Posted on Dec 16, 2011 02:08 pm
Courtney Love will be evicted from her New York home, because her landlord says the house is wrecked and she owes $50,000 in rent after only 10 months.
It helps explain why the Hole singer has been ranting about Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic earning more than she does from Nirvana royalties. She even offered Nirvana songs to Simon Cowell to use on "X Factor". News of her eviction may help explain her seemingly desperate manoeuvres.
Landlord Donna Lyon accuses Love of decorating the property without consent and missing rent payments. As a result there will be a court hearing on December 21, according to NME.
"[The house] was decorated by the previous owner, interior designer Steven Gambrel. One of the requirements of the lease is that nothing should be done to the interiors," explained Lyon. "I came to New York to see it and I was horrified by what she had done. The walls that had been hand-painted and glazed were ruined, covered in damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint."
Lyon claims that Love's handywork was "tantamount to destroying a work of art".
It is not the first time Love has been in trouble for owing money. In October, a judge ordered Love to pay 60, 000 to a jeweller after she failed to return items she borrowed for a charity event.