Saturday, March 10, 2007

Courtney Love Sued Over Rehab Bill

A swanky California drug treatment facility claims that Courtney Love spent three months there in late-2005 and has since ignored demands to pay her outstanding $181,000 tab.

In a Superior Court lawsuit, Beau Monde International charges that Love was treated at the firm's oceanfront Newport Beach property, a "boutique" rehab center that handles no more than five patients at a time. Beau Monde, according to its web site, offers spa and salon treatments, gourmet meals, poolside massages, and "luxurious fluffy robes and slippers."

In the March 1 complaint, Beau Monde alleges that Love, 42, paid $10,000 shortly after entering the facility in August 2005, but still owes it $181,286. The performer was ordered into rehab that month by a Los Angeles judge after she admitted violating her probation (which was imposed in connection with drug and assault pleas).

Attached to the breach of contract lawsuit is a copy of Love's rehab bill, which includes "spa and other incidental costs" totaling about $36,000, and is addressed to Howard Weitzman, her criminal lawyer, and Warren Boyd, the singer's personal addiction counselor. Beau Monde's complaint also includes a copy of the facility's admissions agreement, which is in the name of "Courtney Love Cobain.

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