Courtney Love Sued By Rehab Center

Musician Courtney Love appears in court during her arraignment on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, in this Aug. 20, 2004 file photo, in Los Angeles. Superior Court Judge Rand S. Rubin issued a bench warrant for Love's arrest, but agreed to hold it pending the Aug. 19, 2005, hearing.
A ritzy California drug rehabilitation center is suing Courtney Love for allegedly failing to pay $181,286 in fees for a three-month stay at the facility.

Beau Monde International of Newport Beach, which filed the suit in California Superior Court on March 1, alleges Love made a payment of $10,000 shortly after checking in to the center, but has made no further payments.

The claim, which is posted on The Smoking Gun Web site, also includes a copy of an invoice showing Love's charges, which include more than $36,000 for "Spa and other Incidental Costs."

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"It's unfortunate a lawsuit was filed as this matter is in the process of being resolved," Love's attorney, Howard Weitzman, told The Showbuzz via e-mail. "Often parties have differing points of view on what may be owed, which is why lawsuits like this are settled quickly. It's often not the 'if' but the 'how much' that seeds theses types of disputes."

In September 2005, Love was sentenced to 180 days at a drug treatment facility for violating probation in three previous cases — one for illegal possession of painkillers, one for being under the influence of a controlled substance in public, and another for assault and battery.

But, in December 2006, a judge terminated her probation and dismissed three misdemeanor cases, including two drug-related charges.

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