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Courtney Love charged with felony assault

June 10, 2004|From Times staff and wire reports

Courtney Love's troubles with the law continue: The volatile rocker has been charged with felony assault for attacking a woman with a bottle and a metal flashlight at the Los Angeles residence of her onetime boyfriend and former manager, Jim Barber.

The charge stems from an April 25 incident at Barber's home -- the same home where Love was arrested in October after police found her breaking windows in the middle of the night. An arrest warrant for the performer was issued Wednesday.

Authorities said cocaine and other opiates were found in Love's system after she was arrested for allegedly trying to break into Barber's home in October. She pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to a misdemeanor and agreed to enter a drug rehab program.

Love also faces felony charges in Beverly Hills Superior Court, where she is accused of illegally possessing prescription painkillers. She has pleaded innocent and is scheduled to return to court June 17.

And in May, Love was arraigned in New York City on charges of assault and reckless endangerment for allegedly hitting a fan with a microphone stand at a club on March 18.

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