Hole singer Courtney Love is being evicted from her West Village townhouse in Manhattan. Allegedly, she set it on fire and ruined the decor. Love had been renting the four-story building for 10 months with rent set at $27,000 a month. The reckless musician owes $54,000 in rent, according to the building owner. Additionally, she went against her lease by changing the interior.
“Courtney has wallpapered and painted a large portion of the property without my consent,” owner Donna Lyon told the New York Post. “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.”
The historical house was originally decorated by the previous resident, interior designer Steven Gambrel.
Lyon’s laywer, Norman Flitt 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.”
Love is set to appear in a civil court case on Dec. 21 in Manhattan.Tags: courtney love, evicted, Steven Gambrel