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Courtney Love Is Being Evicted for Being Trashy and Setting Fires

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Courtney Love has this super fancy townhouse in New York. It was built in 1827, rent is $27,000 a month, and it was so impeccably decorated by interior designer Steven Gambrel that it was featured in Elle Decor and there was a special section in the lease that dictated that no changes should be made to the interior. Sounds pretty fancy, right?

Well, I’m sure it was before Courtney got a hold of it. According to the owner of the house, Donna Lyon, things have gone downhill since Courtney moved in around 10 months ago:

“Courtney has wallpapered and painted a large portion of the property without my consent. I learned about this when I wanted to sell the house and had photographs taken. They sent me the brochure and I said, ‘This can’t be my property.’ I came to New York to see it and I was horrified by what she had done. The walls that had been hand-painted and glazed were ruined, covered in damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint.”

In June, Love scorched her hands after a candle set a curtain on fire in the master bedroom. Lyon said, “I got a call from her accountant, who said, ‘Miss Love is fine,’ which I was glad to hear, but I thought, ‘What about the house?’ ”

Lyon said Love is currently $54,000 behind on the $324,000 annual rent. A court date has been set for Dec. 21 in Manhattan’s civil court.

Lyon’s lawyer, Norman Flitt of Rosenberg & Estis, said Love, “Has taken a historical house done by a recognized designer, and has taken upon herself to redecorate it. It Is tantamount to destroying a work of art.”

Oh, Courtney. I wish I could say that I expected more from you, but … well, you understand. I’m actually kind of proud that wallpapering your home, accidentally setting fire to it, and getting behind on rent is the extent of the problem here.

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