Courtney Love settles Kurt Cobain guitar murder plot lawsuit
A lawyer for the widow of the Nirvana frontman told a Los Angeles judge the two sides had reached an agreement.
Isaiah Silva, one-time husband of Love’s daughter, had filed suit in 2018 claiming Love had masterminded a plot to stage a break-in at his home.
Silva claimed several men acting at her behest broke into his home in 2016, pretending to be police officers.
The suit says Silva was dragged from the West Hollywood pad and bundled into a car, but was saved from what he claims would have been his murder by a visiting friend who blocked the vehicle and called the real cops.
Silva claimed in the court documents that Love ordered this crew to scare him into giving up a rare 1959 guitar that Cobain played on Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged in New York” in 1993.
The guitar seemingly passed to Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Love and Cobain, after the untimely death of the grunge icon, and formed part of the divorce battle when Bean Cobain and Silva split.
Love,had always maintained that she was not involved with the alleged events at Silva’s home.
“I never conspired with anyone else to murder or kidnap Silva or take possession of the guitar,” Love said in a related court case.
The guitar, a D-18E Martin, sold at auction in Los Angeles in 2020 for $6 million.
Terms of the settlement between Love and Silva were not revealed.