Courtney Love Won’t Be Evicted For Redecorating Her Townhouse
Remember when Courtney Love‘s landlady tried to get her thrown out of her high-rent Manhattan brownstone for making unapproved renovations and not paying her rent? Yeah, well, it didn’t work.
Page Six reports that a judge threw out the case, filed by Love’s landlord Donna Lyon just over a month ago. In the suit, Lyon claimed that not only had Love not paid some $54,000 in rent (two months’ worth, at $27,000 a month), but also that she set the place on fire and that and made decorations to the West Village pad that Lyon’s lawyer called “tantamount to destroying a work of art.”
The judge found that Love had, in fact, paid all of her rent — and that was all he had to hear before deciding to let Love live in peace. Besides, that wasn’t the main issue of the lawsuit, anyway.
Love’s lawyer, Eric Sherman, successfully argued that the suit was wrongly filed because Love was current on her rent. He told us, “We’ve always said that the claims were baseless because the landlord was unfairly seeking future rent. I’m really pleased for Courtney. She deserves this win.
“The issue of the renovations was not the subject of this lawsuit,” Sherman said. “This was only about payment of rent, and we were able to establish that she was up to date.”
Lesson learned: Pay your rent on time, and not even a judge will shame you for putting up a little wallpaper and a few coats of paint. Love gets to keep her home, but after all the uncomfortable legal hullabaloo, we wouldn’t be surprised if she’s found a new place to crash by the time her lease runs out.