Not long after Courtney Love lost legal guardianship of her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and on the same day her own lawyer was quoted as saying that Frances preferred to live with her grandmother Courtney Love took to her Facebook page to vent her frustrations with the legal system, her former mother-in-law and, somewhat shockingly, her daughter.
In a lengthy diatribe written on Tuesday, Love reportedly called Frances Bean “not always honest” and “clearly deluded,” then ripped her decision to live with her grandmother, Wendy O’Connor.
“[Frances] thinks she has all this money, [but] the point is I have all the money she has … I don’t care really, I hate to sound cold, but any kid of mine who pulls this sh– has lost her position,” Love reportedly wrote. “The good news is now that Frances is clearly deluded that she [thinks she] can buy her grandmother a ‘small house in L.A.’ I’d love to see how that works. They’ll incubate her until she’s 18 and then have her sign all the indemnifications.”
Love has since deleted the rant from her Facebook page, though several of her fans have reposted it. And before it disappeared, the post made its way onto PerezHilton.com, where the celebrity blogger picked it up and added a snide bit of commentary (“Oh, THIS is positive parenting … we DEFINITELY think Frances made a wise choice by going to live with her grandmother”).
Hilton also posted a second diatribe along with the Facebook rant, in which Love is quoted as calling Frances “a wonderful kid” with “bad people around her,” then warns her that by living with O’Connor, she’s entering “a juvenile family circus … this is what — along with his mother — killed your father.”
But according to Love, the two pieces of text were unrelated — she claimed the second post was taken from “a personal letter” — and that, by posting them together, Hilton had “defamed [her] and [her] child.”
“You just lied … I f—ing hate you, you fat-ass piece of bull sh–,” Love wrote in another Facebook post on Tuesday night. “Part of that was from a personal letter and part of that you made up, and that’s illegal.”
In a statement to MTV News, Hilton responded to Love’s comments, saying, “Like Lindsay Lohan, I only wish Courtney Love the best. She’s delusional and crazy, but I love her and don’t want her to end up like Anna Nicole Smith.”
At press time, Love’s management had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment on the matter.
But it hasn’t all been nasty on Love’s Facebook page. In another post written early Wednesday morning (December 16), she struck a conciliatory tone, and thanked all her fans and friends for their support during this difficult time.
“I’ve never had so many texts in my life. I want to thank all my friends … I’m so glad I have you, and to Frannie’s worried friends, she’s not stupid, she trusted the wrong people and got snookered into a circus,” Love wrote. “She’ll figure out what a ridiculous mess she’s in and she’s smart, she’ll have to work really hard and she’s not used to it. But I have faith. She’s my daughter and I love her. Cruelty is not what she’s about.”