Courtney Love Says Mic-Stand Accuser Is Motivated By Money

She's accused of injuring Gregory Burgett at a show in March.

Courtney Love appeared in a New York courtroom Thursday to plead not guilty to charges that she threw a microphone stand into a crowd in March, and while she was there she levied some charges of her own.

Talking to reporters outside, Love said alleged victim Gregory Burgett, a 24-year-old from London, Kentucky, was "approached and offered money," but she didn't clarify how the money was an inducement to press charges. Love is accused of third-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

She did say, however, that she believed money was his motive. Burgett was seen by witnesses to be bleeding from the head and was taken to Cabrini Medical Center following the incident, which occurred March 17 at the singer's show at Plaid (see "Courtney Love Arrested After Allegedly Striking Fan With Mic Stand").

"I don't think I hurt anybody," she said. "If I did, I'm sorry."

The two misdemeanor charges each carry one-year maximum sentences, but any penalties are likely to be combined since both charges stem from the same incident. Love is due back in court June 28.

For more on Love, check out Kurt Loder's interview, "Grievous Angel."