Love Slams ‘vicious’ Landlord For Launching ‘weird’ Eviction Battle

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December 22, 2011 | 8:45pm EST

Rocker Courtney Love has blasted her “vicious” landlord for launching a court battle to evict her from her New York home, insisting the legal action is “weird as heck”.
The Hole frontwoman moved into the Manhattan townhouse earlier this year but the building’s owner Donna Lyon is fighting to evict the star, claiming she owes more than $50,000 in rent.

Lyon has also complained about the singer re-decorating the property without permission, but Love insists she’s only taking advantage of a clause in their contract which allows her to make changes to the interior design.

Ranting about the legal action in a blog post on, Love writes, “I moved into this home only on the condition that I could paint it and when I leave, I’d restore it to exactly what it was. Since I darkened the door she (the owner) has been vicious to me and my staff.

“Having a landlady tell you your Prelle, $2,000-a-yard fabric…is ‘destructive’ is totally weird. My taste is artful and femme, but it’s excellent. I’m 47, have bought and sold 14 houses… and love doing them nicely and tripling the price; it’s just never been a question, so this whole experience is weird as heck.”

And Love has accused Lyon of reducing her to tears and breaking a treasured picture frame in an unpleasant confrontation.

She continues, “Donna Lyon, the owner, came over the other day and, after informing me that ‘No one likes you, Courtney Love, NO ONE,’ which made me cry, and proceeded to knock over a photo (she’s rather… large) of me with Dame Elizabeth Taylor and shatter the mirrored frame.”

Love’s current lease on the townhouse is due to expire on 15 February. A court hearing in the case has been postponed until 13 January.