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Courtney Love avoids trial, settles Twitter lawsuit

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Courtney Love has settled a lawsuit with a fashion designer who claimed that Love had made false statements about her in a series of postings on Twitter and MySpace. Dawn Simorangkir sued Love alleging that the singer and actress had accused the designer of a criminal background in several 2009 Twitter postings. Simorangkir’s lawyer, Bryan J. Freedman told the Associated Press that his client settled for $430,000, but that Love’s lawyers had hoped to keep the details confidential. “In order to show the world the comments were derogatory and completely illegal, it was imperative to my client to have the settlement be public,” Freedman said.

Love confirmed the settlement and apologized, saying in a statement: “I am glad to have this behind us. I have always considered Dawn to be a talented designer. I am sorry for what happened. I sincerely wish her best.”