Courtney Love Offers No Contest in Assault Case; No Permanent Physical Injury to Victim

February 11, 2005

Courtney Love pleaded no contest Thursday to one count of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said.

Love was in court prior to the plea and entered her plea through her attorney, said Deputy District Attorney Gina Satriano. Judge Rand Rubin immediately sentenced her to three years summary probation, ordered her to complete one year of anger management counseling, one year of a drug treatment program, 100 hour of community service, pay $1,000 fine and undergo random drug testing. He also ordered her to go to three Narcotics Anonymous meetings per week.

“We think this is a reasonable resolution of this case, after consideration of all the evidence in the case, the victim’s impact statement and the defendant’s background,” Satriano said. “There was no permanent physical injury to the victim. Due to the defendant’s history with drugs and her anger control issues, we’re pleased this sentence addresses extensive drug treatment and anger management counseling.”

Love was originally charged with one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon. That count was amended to a misdemeanor.

She pleaded no contest to using a bottle and a metal flashlight to assault a woman at the home of Love’s former manager and boyfriend, Jim Barber, on April 25, 2004.

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