Why Courtney Love got kicked out of her $8m NY home
Courtney Love has been told to vacate her New York apartment after she wrecked the decor and caused a fire inside the 27,000 dollars-a-month designer house.entertainment Updated: Dec 16, 2011 19:13 IST
Courtney Love has been told to vacate her New York apartment after she wrecked the decor and caused a fire inside the 27,000 dollars-a-month designer house.
The 46-year-old singer has been issued with an eviction notice after the owner accused her of wrecking the historical 8 million dollar house.
Donna Lyon, who owns the property, said the rocker has caused more than 100,000 dollar worth of damage since moving in and also owes 55,000 dollars in unpaid rent.
Love took up residence into the 1827 built four storey home in New York’s West Village 10 months ago.
As part of the rental agreement she agreed not to alter the interior, which includes many antiques and hand painted walls.
But Lyon claims Love has carried out her own decorations and ruined much of the interior.
“Courtney has wallpapered and painted a large portion of the property without my consent,” the Daily Mail quoted the house owner as saying.
“I learned about this when I wanted to sell the house and had photographs taken. They sent me the brochure and I said ‘This can’t be my property’. I came to New York to see it and was horrified by what had been done. “The walls that had been hand painted and glazed were ruined, covered in damask wallpaper and ice blue paint,” she claimed.
Lyon, who bought the four storey home through her Chicago based company Astor Street Partners, said Love was also to blame for a small fire in the house.
In June, Love scorched her hands after a candle set fire to a curtain.
“I got a call from her accountant who said ‘Miss Love is fine’ which I was glad to hear, but I thought ‘What about the house’,” Lyon told the New York Post.
Love is being taken to court over the unpaid rent and is due in court next week.
First Published: Dec 16, 2011 15:36 IST