Woman Drops Suit Alleging Stalking, Threats by Courtney Love

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A woman has dropped her lawsuit against Courtney Love in which the plaintiff alleged the singer stalked and threatened her for not helping retrieve a guitar that once belonged to Love's late husband, Kurt Cobain.

The 1959 Martin D-18E guitar was used during Nirvana's iconic ``MTV Unplugged in New York'' performance in 1993. Cobain committed suicide the next year.

Plaintiff Jessica Sullivan filed her complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court in June 2018, alleging she received threatening phone calls and text messages in June and July 2016 from Love and her former business manager, Sam Lutfi, for not helping them in their efforts to retrieve the guitar.

Sullivan's lawyer, Michael A. Molfetta, filed court papers with Judge Armen Tamzarian on Friday asking that the case be dismissed. The court papers did not state if a settlement was reached or if Sullivan was not pursuing the case for other reasons.

In May 2018, the 57-year-old Love's former son-in-law, Isaiah Silva -- the ex-husband of Love's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain -- also sued Love. Silva maintained that in June 2016, actor Ross Butler of the Netflix series ``13 Reasons Why'' and Lutfi broke into his West Hollywood home and attempted to kill him in an attempt to get the guitar back. That case was recently settled.

The 37-year-old Silva is the lead singer for the alternative rock band the Eeries. He and Sullivan were childhood friends, began a dating relationship in 2006 and later had a daughter, all before Silva married Frances Cobain, who he says gave him the guitar.

Love and Lutfi later had a falling-out and she obtained a temporary restraining order against him in December, alleging he was harassing her and her family through emails, texts and phone calls. In a sworn declaration, Love said she was not involved in any planning for an effort to retrieve the guitar.

``I never entered into a conspiracy or otherwise agreed with Lutfi or anyone else to engage in unlawful or outrageous conduct toward Sullivan to cause (her and Silva) emotional distress or to stalk them,'' Love said.

Love further said that any actions that Lutfi, the self-professed former manager of Britney Spears, was involved in the conduct alleged by Sullivan and Silva was done so without her approval.

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