Courtney Love Gets Restraining Order Against Former Manager
A Los Angeles County judge granted Courtney Love a temporary restraining order last week against her former manager Sam Lutfi. The order also protects Love’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain and sister Jaimee King. Lutfi must stay at least 100 yards away from all three women, their homes, and their workplaces, and he must not contact them in any way, until an additional hearing on January 2nd.
Love’s attorney said in a statement, "The escalating verbal harassment and threats of Sam Lutfi left no choice for Courtney and her family but to seek protection." The request for the restraining order detailed escalating verbal abuse by Lutfi through phone calls to Love's home and mobile numbers at all hours, threatening text messages, and possible aggressive messages on social media.
Love met Lutfi in 2010 and he eventually became what she called a "trusted adviser." But Love cut ties with Lutfi this year, calling the relationship a "huge mistake." Cobain, meanwhile, said she attempted to sever all ties with Lutfi last September because he was verbally abusive and, "on a few occasions," physically abusive. She said she has moved to an undisclosed location for protection from him.
Love, Cobain, and Lutfi are co-defendants in a lawsuit brought by Cobain’s ex-husband Isaiah Silva, in which Silva, among other allegations, has accused Lutfi and associates of breaking into the home he formerly shared with Cobain. Love and Lutfi are also co-defendants in a lawsuit brought by Silva’s ex-girlfriend.