More details have emerged about the flurry of activity that recently resulted in Frances Bean Cobain filing a restraining order against her mom, rocker Courtney Love, just days after Love lost guardianship of the 17-year-old .
According to papers filed Monday in a motion to seal the guardianship proceeding, there are allegations of “personal problems in the family.” TMZ allegedly obtained a copy of the papers, which discuss “a minor and allegations of domestic violence.”
The nature and the instigator of the alleged domestic violence are not mentioned in the papers. Love was stripped of legal guardianship of Frances Bean on December 11, and a judge later issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting Love from having contact with her only child with late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. No reason was given at the time for the issuance of the order, which prohibits Love from “certain behavior and from coming within a certain distance of Frances and her guardians.”
The documents posted by TMZ also refer to a request to seal Frances Bean’s medical records and claim that “in this proceeding, every document reveals details of Frances’s relationship with her mother.”
Frances is currently under the care of her grandmother and aunt. Though Love has made no official statement about the case, she has posted (and deleted) a series of rants on her Facebook page lashing out at Frances and her guardians.
Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, and sister, Kimberly Dawn Cobain — Frances’ grandmother and aunt, respectively — have argued that the case should proceed in private to protect Frances. “The merits of this motion cannot be fully argued here without disclosing the contents of the documents to be sealed,” the court papers claim. A hearing is set for January 5 to make the restraining order permanent, and a February 10 date has been set to make the guardianship appointment permanent as well.
A spokesperson for Love could not be reached at press time.