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Courtney Love Twitter Libel Case Is Over With Kurt Cobain On The Winning Side; Singer Insists Her Words Against Her Attorney Was An Accident And That She Was A Computer Retard

By Staff Writer | January 24, 2014 11:03 PM EST

"I feel really good," Courtney Love told Spin magazine shortly after finding out that a jury court in Los Angeles ruled that she didn't defame her former attorney in a Twitter post.

"I am relieved. I am really happy to have had good counsel for the first time in 24 years." Love also told KNBC that it felt good to know that the jury "believed me because I told the truth."

Courtney Love, better known as the widow of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, got into a deep trouble because of careless tweeting.

"I was f---ing devestated [sic] when Rhonda J. Holmes esq. of san diego was bought off." - a part of her Tweet back in 2010. Holmes was once hired to handle a fraud case against those managing the estate of Kurt Cobain. Love reiterated her Twitter post by saying the same things during an interview with the now defunct ExploreMusic.com.

Holmes was definitely hurt with Love's words and she responded by suing the singer actress. Their case isn't the first trial rooting from a Twitter post but it is the first of its kind that involves a celebrity.

According to the 49-year old singer-songwriter, her post, which is now cannot be found anywhere on the internet, was just a response to the question of a follower Carmela Kelly (@fairnewsspears) who also appeared to testify for love.

"I wanted to know what happened to Rhonda," Love said during the trial.

 

"So that's why I gave her name specifically. I'm sort of a computer retard. Now I know how to direct-message perfectly, but then I didn't. I thought I was making a private message."

The relationship between Love and Holmes turned sour in 2009. Cobain's widow testified htat her ex-attorney told her of hacked bank accounts and emails and there's some sort of fraud conspiracy.

However, during the trial Love retracted his words and said that her words were not good and she doesn't think Holmes took a bribe.

Barry Langberg (Holmes' attorney): You knew that when you made that tweet, you knew that the phrase "bought off'" was a negative, right? I mean it wasn't good?

Love: It's not good.

Langberg: And you knew that even particularly for a lawyer to say that -- that a lawyer was bought off -- that's not good, right?

Love: No, it's not good.

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