Frances Bean Cobain accused her mother Courtney Love of causing the death of her pets
In a newly revealed testimony, Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain’s daughter, accused her mother Courtney Love of causing the death of their family pets.
Frances Bean Cobain, 19, filed a restraining order against Courtney Love in LA superior court in December 2009 after they got into a physical fight.
Backed by evidence from her male nanny and others the judge granted Frances Bean Cobain’s request, as well as ordering Courtney Love stay away from her daughter’s pet dog Uncle Fester.
In sworn testimony uncovered by The Fix, Frances Bean Cobain claimed her mother lived on drugs, was a conspiracy theorist and said the singer’s hoarding caused the death of their family cat and dog.
In addition, she accused her mother of taking her to a confrontation at her ex-boyfriend James Barber’s house.
Frances Bean Cobain said: “(Courtney Love) has taken drugs for as long as I can remember.
“She basically exists now on…Xanax, Adderall, Sonata and Abilify, sugar and cigarettes.
“She rarely eats… She often falls asleep in her bed while she is smoking, and I am constantly worried that she will start a fire (which she has done at least three times) that will threaten our lives.”
Frances Bean Cobain said her mother’s chaotic behavior was the reason for the death of two family pets.
The teenager said her cat died after getting entangled in piles of Etsy fabrics, boxes of paperwork, trash and other possessions, while a dog died after swallowing a pile of Love’s pills.
There were plenty of other alleged instances that had driven the aspiring artist to despair.
In one incident she said her mother dragged her to James Barber’s house when she was 17, and that she sat in a taxi while her mother had a volcanic confrontation with her then boyfriend.
Frances Bean Cobain said: “She took me in a taxi to his house in the middle of the night, and from outside the house, in her bare feet, she screamed at him, threw rocks at the house, and threatened to burn his house down.
“His children were inside the house, but that did not stop my mother.”
Finally, Frances Bean Cobain also slammed her mother’s constant claims of people stealing money from them.
She said: “My mother is obsessed with uncovering fraud and spends much of her day raging about the fraud that has been perpetrated on her and on me.
“She incessantly rages about her many theories relating to the supposed incidences of <<fraud>>.
“She slams doors, breaks things, stomps around the hotel or apartment and spends hours on the phone, yelling.”
Frances Bean Cobain told the court Courtney Love had even threatened to jump off a balcony while she was watching.
Ultimately Courtney Love was ordered to stay away from Frances, Uncle Fester, her paternal grandmother Wendy O’Connor and aunt Kimberly Cobain.
The latter pair was made temporary co-guardians.
The testimony was revealed when Courtney Love talked to addiction website The Fix about her struggle to stay sober, the cost of fame and her relationship with Frances.
The original interview has been extended into e-book, “Courtney Comes Clean” by Maer Roshan.
Courtney Love bizarrely credits taking highly addictive hard drug crack cocaine for making her better at complex mathematics in the new publication.
The singer said: “The strange thing is, while the crack screwed me up in a lot of ways, it improved me in certain others.
“I’ve never been good with numbers, but when I was on crack I could do math really, really well. I became a f****** whiz at calculus.”
Courtney Love was married to Frances’ legendary Nirvana musician father Kurt Cobain from February 1992 until his suicidal death in April 1994.
They reportedly bonded over drug taking sessions.
Frances Bean Cobain has been taking charge of her life recently, buying a new $1.8 million Hollywood Hills home last October, and getting engaged to rocker Isaiah Silva that same month.
In August 2010 Frances Bean Cobain became a millionaire overnight when she inherited a trust fund set up in her name following her father’s death.