Courtney Love is going to be evicted from her house on West 10th Street for setting fires and destroying the decor, Page Six reports today. Love, who is 46 (!), is accused of painting over “hand-finished” walls — the lease apparently stipulates that nothing be done to the interior — and owing $50,000 in rent.
The owner, Donna Lyon, told P6:
“Courtney has wallpapered and painted a large portion of the property without my consent. 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.”
Damask wallpaper and ice-blue paint! Ew. Lyon says it could cost up to $100,000 and 12 weeks to return the property to its original state. A court date is set for December 21 in Manhattan civil court.
11:22 a.m.: From our Robert Sietsema, a photo of Love’s townhouse at 250 W. 10th.
He says he can see “a giant chandelier lit in the dining room and a blue ceramic Chinese pot in one window.” Blue, to match the “ice-blue paint”?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 15, 2011