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Courtney Love

Courtney Love

Courtney Love has threatened legal action against cinemas that are showing the controversial docudrama Soaked in Bleach. The film explores the theory that Love was responsible for Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain‘s death, which was official ruled a suicide in 1994.

A brief summary from documents from Love and her legal team can be read below:
“We demand that you immediately cease and desist from infringing on Ms Cobain’s rights in any manner whatsoever, including but not limited to completely halting the film’s planned exhibition and promotion.

“The film falsely presents a widely and repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that accuses Ms Cobain of orchestrating the death of her husband Kurt Cobain. A false accusation of criminal behavior is defamatory per se under California Civil Code Section 45a, which entitles Ms Cobain to both actual and presumed damages.”

A spokesperson for the film told Deadline that, “Courtney Love and her lawyers clearly don’t like that the film presents a compelling case for re-opening the investigation into Kurt’s death,” adding that Love should They “respect the First Amendment and let people decide for themselves.”