Watch CBSN Live

Courtney Love sued by ex-assistant over unpaid wages

Courtney Love attends Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum Launch partyon Dec. 7, 2011, in New York. Getty
(CBS/AP) Courtney Love's former assistant is suing over unpaid wages and claims the rocker made unethical requests such as instructing her to hire a hacker and falsify legal letters.

Jessica Labrie filed the wrongful termination, wage and breach of contract lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Pictures: Courtney Love

The suit states Labrie worked as Love's administrative assistant for about a year in 2010 and 2011, but was fired after complaining she was owed thousands in unpaid wages and expenses for business trips. The lawsuit claims Labrie suffered from headaches, insomnia and other medical conditions as a result of Love's conduct.

According to E! News, the lawsuit claims Love had Labrie work 60 hours a week without overtime pay and that she didn't follow through on promised bonuses and tuition reimbursement. The former assistant says Love "acted with an improper and evil motive amounting to malice or despicable conduct."

Her attorney, Joshua Gruenberg, says Love wanted a hacker to change records to businesses she owned or believed she owned, but Labrie refused.

Love's publicist, Steve Hoing, issued a statement disputing the claims. "The allegations are completely unfounded and are being made with malice by a disgruntled former employee," Hoing said in the statement released Wednesday.

Love, meanwhile, celebrated her 48th birthday this week and thanked followers for their birthday wishes on Twitter.

View CBS News In