I first read this story on ONTD, which claimed in the title that Courtney Love said her estranged daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, would die by 22 if she spent her inheritance on drugs. If you read Love’s remarks more carefully, she’s probably just saying the money will be gone in a few years, not that Frances will be gone at 22. She did say it’s enough money to kill her, though, and it’s like the evil bitch is counting on it. Love has plenty of money problems and has insisted that there’s some kind of money laundering conspiracy to steal her late husband, Kurt Cobain’s estate. I’m sure she’s just incredibly bitter that it’s her daughter who will be able to spend Kurt’s fortune on drugs (if she’s so inclined) and not her. According to some accounts she’s already squandered her share.
This quote is out of a long interview in the Daily Mail. It’s hard to read Love’s rambling remarks and come to any conclusion other than that she’s on lots of speed and random prescription drugs. She’s no longer in contact with Frances, from whom she was court-ordered to stay away from last year.
No wonder relations between her and Frances are strained. I ask her to explain what is going on between them. Courtney lost custody in 2003, and was banned last year from even contacting her daughter because a judge deemed her too unstable. Despite the ban, Courtney reportedly tweets her daughter many times a day.
‘She is going to be 18 on 15 August. Thank God, because then this whole palaver will be done. She lives in a mansion by herself. A 17-year-old getting $40,000 a month is outrageous to me, that’s on top of them paying for the mansion. She lives with her nanny, and Grandma Wendy and Kim [Kurt Cobain’s mother and sister] live two doors down, but there’s no drug testing going on. It’s a lot of money for a normal person. It’s enough money to kill her, if she is doing drugs, enough money to be gone by the time she’s 22…
‘I’ve been paying for Wendy’s upkeep and she wasn’t in Kurt’s will, but I really love Wendy and she was a terrible mother, but she is Frances’s grandmother. I bought her a house, I bought Kim a house, restaurants, f***ing horses, and like 50 grand a month and I’m still paying it, by the way. Next thing you know it was Thanksgiving and my daughter had gone.’ Is this true? Who knows. Courtney’s lawyer once confirmed Cobain left money for the benefit of his wife, daughter, mother and siblings; where all that money has gone is anyone’s guess.
Are they in touch, beyond the Twittering? ‘We don’t speak on the phone, but we went to court so that we could start this thing called Family Wizard where our e-mails are monitored, so there’s no restraining order any more.’
It must be heartbreaking. ‘Yeah. I bought her a Birkin for her 15th birthday.’ Did she appreciate it? ‘She damn well did!’ I read somewhere that Courtney wanted her daughter to be in her band. ‘No, I said that as a metaphor, that if she was in my band we would probably relate better, because I’m so maternal towards my bandmates. Frances is so beautiful, but she doesn’t want to be famous. She was offered the part of Bella in the Twilight movies, and Tim Burton wanted her for Alice in Wonderland. But she wants to go to college: she’s very good at graphic novels. Me and her dad, we used to communicate on our satchels with cartoons, we’d do cartoons of our love life… Frances will be fine, it’ll be fine. It’s very much about her trust fund, and they [the trustees] hate me.’
[From The Daily Mail]
Oh so Frances Bean, who has never acted before, was offered the role of Bella in Twilight? I’m so sure that’s true. This girl has done well to distance herself as much as possible from her insane mother. I’m just amazed that Courtney is still alive and performing. (Courtney even bragged that Gwyneth Paltrow would be attending her show. Ha! Here’s a recap of one of her recent performances, just for sh*ts and giggles.) Fingers crossed that Frances has enough good influences around her to escape her mother’s manic stranglehold. Since Courtney can no longer spread her crazy to Frances in person, she’s trying to use the media to do it for her. How reassuring that she thinks her daughter will have enough money to kill her. I’m sure Courtney would gladly take possession of that cash in the sad event that it ever lead to her daughter’s demise. Wait – isn’t that how she got all that money in the first place?