Courtney Love Facing Eviction from W. 10th Street Home
MANHATTAN — Courtney Love is facing the boot from her Greenwich Village rental for allegedly doing more than $100,000 worth of damage to the building's interior and owing $54,000 in back rent.
In the latest chapter of Love's real estate woes, the owner of the Hole star's $27,000-a-month West 10th Street home is seeking to evict her, according to a statement issued by the owner on Thursday.
Astor Street Partners, which owns the landmarked, $7.6 million townhouse at 250 W. 10th St., has filed a civil suit against Love's corporation, Cherry Forever Records, Inc., claiming the singer altered the interior of the building in violation of the lease.
Donna Lyon of Astor Street Partners told the New York Post, which first reported the lawsuit, that she was "horrified" to see how Love had redecorated the four-story home.
"The walls that had been hand-painted and glazed were ruined, covered in damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint," she told the paper.
Repairing damage to the house's interior, which was featured in a 12-page spread in a 2009 issue of Elle Decor, will cost more than $100,000, according to the statement.
“This is an extraordinary and meticulously designed home, and the lease very clearly protected it from alteration by the tenant,” Astor Street Partners said. “The damage demonstrates enormous disregard for the lease agreement and the design vision that makes the home so unique."
The home of the lead singer of Hole, whose 1994 album "Live Through This" has been included on lists of the greatest albums of all time, caught fire around 2 a.m. the morning of June 23. The blaze started in a bedroom and was quickly brought under control, but Love suffered burns to her hands while trying to put the fire out, sources said.
"My references are impeccable!" she said.
Love's publicist did not immediately return a request for comment on the suit.