Courtney Love to sue over leaked restraining order filed by daughter

Updated: Feb 05, 2012, 13:59 PM IST

London: Courtney Love, who has been left furious over leaked testimony in which her daughter Frances Bean Cobain accused her of killing pets, has reportedly threatened to sue. Details of a sworn testimony the 19-year-old gave in a 2009 disposition were uncovered last week. Cobain had claimed her mother lived on drugs, was a conspiracy theorist and said the singer’s hoarding caused the death of their family cat and dog. The ‘Hole’ frontwoman is currently planning a lawsuit against whoever was involved in making the records public.

“I don’t know how they were disclosed ... When I find out what happened, we will take the appropriate legal action,” a leading daily has quoted Love’s lawyer James Janowitz as saying.

In the explosive files, Cobain accused her mother of causing the death of their family pets. She filed the restraining order against Love in LA superior court in December 2009 after they got into a physical fight. Backed by evidence from her male nanny and others, the judge granted her request, as well as ordering the singer to stay away from her daughter’s pet dog Uncle Fester.

In addition, the teenager accused her mother of taking her to a confrontation at her ex-boyfriend James Barber’s house.

“Love has taken drugs for as long as I can remember,” Cobain said.

“She basically exists now on...Xanax, Adderall, Sonata and Abilify, sugar and cigarettes. She rarely eats... She often falls asleep in her bed while she is smoking, and I am constantly worried that she will start a fire which she has done at least three times that will threaten our lives,” she added.

She also said that her mother’s chaotic behaviour was the reason for the death of two family pets. Cobain said her cat died after getting entangled in piles of Etsy fabrics, boxes of paperwork, trash and other possessions, while a dog died allegedly after swallowing a pile of Love’s pills.