Rocker Courtney Love is said to have settled the lawsuit filed by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir by agreeing to pay 430,000 dollars. Dawn had filed a lawsuit against Love in January claiming that her defamatory tweets like 'drug-pushing prostitute' and an 'asswipe nasty lying hosebag thief' had ambushed her career.
In her lawsuit, Dawn Simorangkir had claimed that Courtney had launched a 20-minute Twitter rampage against her in 2009. Love argued her comments were protected as free speech and that Dawn could not prove how the tweets were damaging to her. Instead of paying, Love went on several social media sites and posted the unflattering words about her.
"Her reprehensible defamatory comments were completely false and 430,000 dollars is quite a significant way to say I am sorry. One would hope that, given this disaster, restraint of pen, tongue and tweet would guide Ms Love's future conduct," the Hollywood Reporter Simorangkir's lawyer Bryan Freedman as telling.
However, in a statement to the Reporter, Courtney Love's attorney James Janowitz said that the sum would be handed over to Dawn Simorangkir in a series of payments over the next three years.