Singer and actress Courtney Love has reportedly been on the receiving end of a $319,749 tax lien from the Internal Revenue Service.
Love received the tax lien last month for unpaid taxes from 2012, according to the New York Post. She has faced several other tax liens in the past as well, including one last year for $266,861.01, for unpaid taxes from 2009 and 2011. In 2009, she faced a tax lien for $324,335.21 for taxes from 2007, although she later paid off that tax lien.
Love is the widow of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain and fronted her own rock band, Hole, which had the hit album “Live Through This” in 1994. She also acted in several movies, including the 1996 film, “The People vs. Larry Flynt.”
On Tuesday, a judge ordered Love to pay $96,000 to a fashion designer who claimed that the singer had defamed her on Twitter. Love had already paid about $350,000 of the original $450,000 judgment in the case, according to the Post. But Love also had some good news this week, reuniting onstage with Cobain’s old bandmates, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, at the induction ceremony Thursday night of Nirvana into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Barclays Centers in Brooklyn, after decades of legal battles.
“This is my family I’m looking at right now,” she said, according to Rolling Stone. “I just wish Kurt could have been here. Tonight he would have really appreciated it.”