If things don’t go well in a ruling later this week, this former A list singer turned cat lady who lives of the generosity of offspring is going to have to write a seven figure check.
Isaiah Silva (ex-wife: Frances Bean Cobain)
Courtney Love Sued by Frances Bean Cobain’s Ex-Husband for Alleged Kidnapping & Murder Plot
Britney Spears’ former manager Sam Lutfi is also a defendant in the lawsuit around a claimed attempt to regain possession of Kurt Cobain’s iconic ‘Unplugged’ guitar.
Courtney Love is being sued by her daughter’s ex-husband, alleging she conspired to have him murdered over ownership of her late husband Kurt Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E guitar that was used during Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged in New York performance in 1993.
Along with several others, Sam Lutfi — who managed Britney Spears during her public meltdown in 2007 — is also named in the suit and accused of supplying illicit drugs to Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as well as kidnapping, attempted murder, false imprisonment, extortion and more. Actor Ross Butler, star of 13 Reasons Why, is also accused of playing a role.
According to the civil complaint filed in Los Angeles County, Love, Lutfi and Butler entered into a criminal conspiracy to commit trespass, burglary, home invasion, robbery, assault, battery, kidnapping and murder against musician Isaiah Silva, all in order to take possession of the guitar, which is believed to be worth millions of dollars. Billboard has reached out to Love’s rep for comment.
A source close to the family told Billboard, “Frances and the family are prepared to fight with a fury of unprecedented legal force and they will prevail.”
Since Cobain filed for divorce from Silva in 2016, the guitar has been the subject of public interest and a point of contention in the couple’s settlement. (The rare acoustic-electric 1959 Martin D-18E was produced for just a year before being discontinued and the left-handed Kurt Cobain had its bridge and nut adapted so he could play it upside down.) As the press has followed the matter over the past couple years, Love has spoken out on the subject, calling it a “treasured heirloom of the family” and saying, “It’s not [Silva’s] to take.”
But, according to the suit, the guitar was gifted to Silva by Cobain in 2014 six months before their wedding as a dating anniversary present, marking a sentimental time in their turbulent relationship. The documents go into great depth detailing Sivla’s gift to Cobain for the same anniversary — an extravagant and heartfelt conversion of the couple’s spare bedroom designed, essentially, in tribute to Cobain and her interests. The lawsuit also notes that Cobain needed Love’s permission to remove the Martin D-18E guitar from storage, as both of their consent was required for such a decision. – Source
Frances Bean Cobain’s ex Isaiah Silva has ‘frightening obsession’ with Kurt Cobain
Frances Bean Cobain and mom Courtney Love could be gearing up for a new legal battle against Frances’ ex-husband Isaiah Silva.
Silva filed a lawsuit for attempted murder against Love, Frances and a variety of others, claiming they conspired to kill him in order to reacquire Kurt Cobain’s iconic guitar that he had won in his divorce battle; however, a source tells Page Six that Silva’s lawsuit won’t go unanswered.
“Kurt would not want this and Courtney will not allow any of it,” the source said. “Frances and the family are prepared to fight with a fury of unprecedented legal force and they will prevail.”
The insider said those closest to Frances and Love believe The Eeries bandmember is a “dangerous sycophant that refuses to end his campaign of terror towards the Cobain family and their friends” because of his “frightening obsession” with the late Nirvana frontman.
“[Silva] will stop at nothing to try and gain possession of Kurt’s belongings as witnessed in this baseless lawsuit in which he completely made up absurd unimaginable and somewhat laughable allegations to support his delusions,” the source said. “It is our belief he thinks he is a reincarnation of Kurt, he tries to look like him and dress like him.”- Source