Rant On Twitter Costs Courtney Love $430K

Courtney Love's antics on Twitter landed her in a heap of trouble. After a dispute about payment for clothing, Court went on a Twitter rant in 2009, writing terrible things about a fashion designer called the Boudoir Queen — real name Dawn Simorangkir — calling her an "asswipe nasty lying hosebag thief," among other things. Simorangkir sued for defamation. Ms. Love countered that her Tweets were merely opinions. Simorangkir argued that Ms. Love has influence as an entertainer and that power of social media to spreads damaging comments. The parties have now settled out of court; Ms. Love will have to pay the Boudoir Queen $430,000. This report notes that if the case had gone to court, it would have been "the first high-profile courtroom showdown over what constitutes defamation on Twitter." [Hollywood Reporter]

Rant On Twitter Costs Courtney Love $430K

Lady Gaga met with "Lady Maria" of Winnipeg, whose video of a heartfelt cover of "Born This Way" went viral. Gaga wore a Maria T-shirt; Maria wore a Gaga T-shirt. Gaga says, "She signed my t-shirt, she ate my heart." [Facebook]

Rant On Twitter Costs Courtney Love $430K

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