Courtney Love Heads Back to Rehab

Published: 2005-08-22
Courtney Love has been ordered to attend a drug rehab facility for 28 days after being convicted of three probation violations and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Love is currently on probation in three separate drug-related cases and broke down in Los Angeles Superior Court when Judge Rand Rubin delivered his verdict on Friday. Rubin ordered Love to enroll in an unspecified drug treatment facility by the end of the day and also ordered her back to court once again on September 16th to face sentencing for her parole violations.

Rubin hinted that a prison term was not out of the question. "I think you either need a long-term drug program or a long term inÖjail," he told Love in court. "My belief was you needed to go to the county jail, and I planned on taking you in today." Love's lawyers, however, convinced Rand that drug treatment was the better option.

The courtroom has become the most common place to see Ms. Love in recent years since the dissolution of her formerly multi-platinum band Hole and her critically and commercially disappointing solo debut, the sardonically titled America's Sweetheart.

Love had recently claimed in public that she has been clean and sober for over a year, including repeatedly saying so in a typically bizarre and expletive-filled appearance at the Comedy Central roast of Pamela Anderson. In court, however, she admitted to violating the terms of her probation last month at a party held for Liz Phair at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Rolling Stone reports that a bench warrant had been issued for Love's arrest after "[the] Los Angeles district attorney's office presented evidence that her fainting spell and subsequent visit to a hospital on July 21st were in fact drug-related."

No word has been issued on whether or not Love's legal troubles will affect her retaining custody of her 12-year-old daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

Writer: Neil McDonald



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