Courtney Love Lost Custody of Daughter
Courtney Love lose some serious control. That is the legal control of her 17-year-old daughter Frances Bean, the only child from her marriage to the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Frances Bean Cobain has now been placed in a temporary guardianship, after a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner passed custody of the girl to her grandmother and aunt, Cobain’s mother (Wendy O’Connor) and sister (Kimberly Dawn Cobain).
The decision was shown in the documents that was filed Friday, and got ruled on Monday, but no reason was given for the guardianship decision, and not even mentioning Love’s role as the mother of the child. A representative for Love declined immediate comment.
With this decision, the grandmother and aunt will now be in charge of the rock heir’s education, living situation and health care, ostensibly until her mother regains custody or she ceases being a minor (she turns 18 next August). A lawyer for Kurt Cobain’s mother and sister, Geraldine Wyle said this is a private family matter and that no statement would be issued on the reason behind the move.
This isn’t the first time 45-year-old former frontwoman of the band Hole has experienced such problems. Frances Bean was taken under the care of her grandmother in 2003 after Love was arrested for possession of drugs without a prescription.
Love has had a long history of debt, arrests over drugs and parole violations since her husband committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27, near the height of the grunge-rock band’s success. Once in September 2005, she was sentenced to 180 days at a drug treatment facility for violating probation in three misdemeanor cases — one for illegal possession of painkillers, one for being under the influence of a controlled substance in public, and another for assault and battery.