Courtney Love Cleared Of Defamation In 'Twibel' Suit

By Kurt Orzeck (January 24, 2014, 10:11 PM EST) -- A California state jury on Friday said Courtney Love wasn't liable for allegedly defaming a San Diego lawyer on Twitter, two days after the rocker testified that the disputed tweet had been intended as a private message but was accidentally published publicly.

All 12 members of the jury agreed that Love made false statements implying that attorney Rhonda Holmes' decision to drop Love as a client was a result of her having been "bought off," and 11 jurors determined that the statements were hurtful to Holmes' reputation, a plaintiff's attorney told Law360 late Friday.

However, nine of the jurors decided that...

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