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Courtney Love Whacked with Tax Bill, Court Judgment

Image courtesy of Courtney Love via Instagram (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Courtney Love via Instagram (via ABC News Radio)

It's been an up-and-down week for  Courtney Love . The singer and widow of  Kurt Cobain  saw her late husband's band  Nirvana  inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night, but earlier in the week a Los Angeles court ordered her to pay $96,000 to a fashion designer she'd defamed,  The New York Post  reports.  That amount is actually the balance of the $450,000 Love was  initially ordered to pay  in 2011 in her out-of-court settlement with designer  Dawn Simorangkir , but Love fell short of the total payment, leaving the nearly $100k balance. 

Additionally, the paper notes that Love has been hit with a tax bill of more than a quarter million dollars. The accounting behind it is complicated but amounts to this: Love allegedly owed a small amount in 2009 and a large amount in 2012, and combined they make a  really  large amount.

Over the years, Courtney Love has alleged that she's repeatedly been taken advantage of financially.  A 2001  Vanity Fair  article says Love has blamed her money woes on " nearly every lawyer, CPA., and record-label executive she has ever known; forged documents; identity theft; fraudulent Social Security numbers...two of which, she said, belonged to “the [same] deceased Mexican hairdresser.'"

Need some good news?  Courtney Love recently told the website  The Quietus  that she's reunited with HOLE's original lineup --  Patty Schemel, Eric Erlandson  and  Melissa Auf der Maur  -- and that they've begun rehearsing new material. 

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