Courtney Love sued for Twitter defamation

Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:43pm EDT
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By Eriq Gardner

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Twitter has become popular with celebrities. And people pretending to be celebrities. Sometimes it's hard to figure out who's who.

Shaquille O'Neal? Yup, his Twitter account is real. That's him.

50 Cent? Not exactly. The rapper hired a guy to tweet for him.

Britney Spears? She's got a whole cadre tweeting for her. So not really.

Christopher Walken? Imposter!

Courtney Love? Oh boy is that her.

In fact, Love just won the distinction of being the first celebrity sued for tweeting.

In Los Angeles Superior Court, clothes designer Dawn Simorangkir, also known as Boudoir Queen, last Thursday filed suit against Love for defamation, invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress for "an extensive rant" on Twitter about how she was billed for custom clothing.   Continued...

<p>Musician Courtney Love arrives at the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Party to celebrate the Academy Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>