American Express filed a lawsuit against the former Hole singer in the US
District Court in Los Angeles yesterday (05.27.09), alleging she "failed and
refused to make payments".
Legal papers claim the rocker owes $352,059.67 in unpaid charges and fees on
her Amex Gold Card – which has since been suspended by the company.
It's not the first time Courtney – who was married to late Nirvana frontman
Kurt Cobain – has been sued.
Fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir, who owns the Boudoir Queen clothing line,
accused Courtney of libel, breach of contract, invasion of privacy and
emotional distress in March.
Dawn claimed Courtney had threatened her life, "terrorised" her and
attempted to destroy her reputation.
Last year, business management and accounting firm London and Co. also took
Courtney to court for allegedly failing to pay them a percentage of her
profits when she sold a portion of Nirvana's publishing rights for $19.5
The singer recently launched a lawsuit of her own, accusing fraudsters of
buying a $290 million office block using her and Kurt Cobain's identities.
The ex-Hole singer - who claimed last month she had been robbed of $45
million cash and $705 million worth of other assets which she was left when
the Nirvana star committed suicide in 1994 – has launched a civil lawsuit
next week to start reclaiming the $750 million extorted by those entrusted
to look after the estate.