Courtney Love performing in July, 2007
Right after Courtney Love said that someone stole her late husband Kurt Cobain’s ashes, leaving her “suicidal,” police were called to her home to intervene in a reported suicide attempt. Courtney was sleeping at the time and someone pranked her by calling the cops and claiming she was suicidal. Cops had a “5150″ order with them, which gives them the authority to take someone to a psychiatric facility, but Courtney somehow convinced them in her slurry stream of consciousness way that she was completely surprised to see them and was sober and sleeping before they came.
The National Enquirer reports this news in their latest issue and adds that detail that she’s suing some employees for allegedly stealing $22 million from her. It’s unclear whether this is related to the $72 million she claims was plundered from her husband’s estate through identity theft:
Courtney was terrified as the drama unfolded during the weekend of June 7, and the Enquirer has learned exclusively that the “suicide call” to police was a cruel hoax against the 43-year-old singer.
Courtney was asleep in her home on the border of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood when her house servant was awakened in the middle of the night by loud banging. She answered the front door and was shocked to see 10 police officers standing there.
“An officer held up a ’5150 order,’ a police form which allows them to haul someone off to a psychiatric ward,” said the insider. “The house servant went up to Courtney’s room and woke her. Courtney was bleary-eyed and very scared when she saw all the officers.
According to the insider, the officers explained that they had obtained the order because of a report they had just received claiming she was trying to take her life.
“She convinced them that there was no truth to it, and they finally agreed to leave without her. But she was extremely shaken.”
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, July 7, 2008]
The article goes on to say that police would not reveal who made the call. They also note that Courtney “is in the middle of a legal battle after claiming her employees allegedly stole $22 million from her,” and that “the employees have also filed a counterclaim.”
The National Enquirer’s source say Courtney is doing fine and is finishing work on a new album. I guess she wasn’t suicidal over losing Kurt’s ashes for long.
Courtney Love was seen riding in a grocery cart over the weekend. She told paparazzi she’d broken her toes.