Courtney Love Twitter trial moved to February 6

Thu Jan 6, 2011 3:07am EST
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By Matthew Belloni

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The trial date in the defamation case against Courtney Love over her outrageous Twitter postings has been postponed three weeks.

Lawyers for Love and fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir—who is suing the rocker over a March 2009 tirade of Tweets in which Love called the self-proclaimed "Boudoir Queen" a prostitute and a thief—were in the Los Angeles courtroom of Hon. Debre Weintraub Wednesday morning for the final status conference in the case.

The trial date, which was to have been on January 18, has been pushed to February 6 for scheduling purposes. The trial is expected to last at least a week.

A mandatory settlement conference has been set for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. If a deal can't be reached, Love will be the star witness in the first-ever high-profile defamation trial over a celebrity's comments on Twitter.

(Editing by Zorianna Kit)

<p>Musician Courtney Love gestures at the amfAR's Inspiration Gala Los Angeles fundraiser in Los Angeles October 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>