Courtney Love has finally settled the defamation lawsuit brought against her by designer Dawn Simonrangkir — to the tune of $430,000.
Simonrangkir argued that the poisonous tweets Love unleashed against her — they were fighting over a disputed payment — damaged her reputation. Love maintained that the tweets were justified under her rights to free expression.
And everybody blasting somebody on Twitter held their breath and silenced their thumbs, waiting for a landmark tweet-justice decision.
Simonrangkir’s lawyers pointed to Love’s capacity for influence as a celebrity. She once had more than 40,000 Twitter followers (but in 2010 she quit the site altogether, after “accidentally” posting a nude photo of herself to her account. OK.)
The lesson here: if you’re even remotely famous, don’t call anyone an “asswipe nasty lying hosebag thief” on your Twitter account.
Maybe tone it down to just “hosebag,” since no one really knows what that means.
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