You have probably heard by now that Courtney Love is back on the crazy train. Taking cues from fellow Twitter menace, Alec Baldwin, and then going on a tirade 100 times worse than one of Baldwin's (I know, damn!), Love accused Dave Grohl of trying to sleep with her daughter, Francis Bean Cobain, because he's "sexually obsessed" with her late husband, Kurt Cobain. Oy vey, Mama!
And that pretty much describes France Bean's reaction to her mom's Twitter rage ...
After the story blew up, Frances released the following statement:
While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn. I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I'm in a monogamous relationship and very happy. Twitter should ban my mother.
Ouch, well, come on -- Courtney really was asking for it ...
Anyway, Frances' statement raises an interesting point: What is someone's best recourse when a loved one/friend/foe goes nutty on Twitter and heads into possible defamation territory? Twitter rarely seems to take any serious, direct action against users. Instead, their policies tend to be pretty laissez-faire, as they say they don't have time to deal hands-on with all the interpersonal drama that should arise on the microblogging site. That said, what are Frances Bean and Dave Grohl supposed to do in a situation like this?
Thankfully, it seems like both of 'em feel it's enough to release concise statements, then shrug it off. They know it's obvious who the public would sooner believe.
In the meantime, I wonder how Courtney feels about her daughter's cry for Twitter to ban her "biological mother." Given her recent track record, we shouldn't have to wait long to find out sooner rather than later ... via tweet, of course.
Do you think Twitter should ban Courtney Love?
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