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Courtney Love's Twitter Account Removed as She Heads to Court Trial

January 11, 2011 (2:42 am) GMT
Accused of defaming a fashion designer on the micro-blogging site, Courtney Love has to remove her account as court trial for the case comes closer.
Courtney Love

's Twitter account has been taken offline as the rocker prepares to go to court to fight allegations she defamed a fashion designer on the microblogging website. The star has been sued by Dawn Simorangkir, who alleges Love damaged her reputation with a series of angry 'Tweets' in March, 2009.

Attorneys for both sides are due to appear at a mandatory settlement conference in Los Angeles later this week, and will go to trial next month if an agreement is not reached. Love's account on the site has now been removed as her lawyers prepare to go into action.

Courtney Love, who has battled substance abuse in the past, has frequently turned to her Twitter to give fans minute-by-minute updates on her thoughts and feelings. She previously used the website to blast peers like and ex-boyfriend as well as fellow singer . Back in May 2010, he quit the social network only to come back later that year.

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