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Courtney Love Settles Twitter Defamation Lawsuit for $430,000

courtney loveCourtney Love has agreed to pay about $430,000 to settle a defamation lawsuit filed against her by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir.

The dispute began in 2009, after the designer claimed that Love owed her $4,000 for services specified in a contract. Love disagreed, and posted a series of profanity-laced comments to her Twitter account, calling Simorangkir a "nasty lying hosebag thief," among other things. Simorangkir, in turn, filed a lawsuit against the singer, alleging that Love's defamatory tweets damaged her business.

The case was slated to go to court last month, but was postponed after the two parties began negotiating on a settlement. "The amount of the settlement says it all," Simorangkir's attorney, Bryan Freedman, told the Hollywood Reporter. "Her reprehensible defamatory comments were completely false, and $430,000 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."

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