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Courtney Love's Tense Twitter Trial Sparks Tears

(CBS SF/RADIO.COM) - It's not easy being Courtney Love. Currently on trial for her second Twitter defamation lawsuit, the witness stand appears not to be an ideal venue for the singer.

According to SPIN, when the Hole singer took the stand to defend herself in the defamation case against her former attorney, Rhonda J. Holmes, Love claimed she had meant to send her former attorney a private message, not a tweet out to her millions of followers.

In June of 2010, Love accused Holmes of being "bought off" via Twitter.

"I was f***ing devastated [sic] when Rhonda J. Holmes Esq of San Diego was bought off. I've been hiring and firing lawyers to help me with this," Love tweeted from her account.

When asked on the witness stand if she considered tweeting a public retraction, she simply said, "It was so long ago. I don't remember if I rectified it in that moment or not."

The San Francisco-born Love said she originally reached out to Holmes in order to protect her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.

"When asked how important Frances Bean's well-being is to the defendant, her lip began to quiver and she teared up, avowing, 'It's the most important thing,'" SPIN reports.


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