Courtney Love granted restraining order against former manager

(Image credit: Michael Kovac/LACMA - Getty)

Courtney Love and her daughter Frances Bean Cobain have been granted a five-year restraining order against Love’s former manager Sam Lutfi.

Rolling Stone and the Blast report that in December, Love was given a temporary restraining order against Lutfi, with the Hole vocalist and guitarist accusing him of harassing her family as he attempted to recoup cash he alleges Love owed him.

Love’s lawyer, Howard King, told the Blast last month: “The escalating verbal harassment and threats of Sam Lutfi left no choice for Courtney and her family but to seek protection.

“The Cobains are grateful for the anti-harassment order issued by the Los Angeles Superior Court against Mr Lutfi and the powers it provides law enforcement to assure that Mr Lutfi terminates all contact with the family.”

Rolling Stone report that as a result of the new five-year order, Lutfi has been ordered to stay 100 ft away from Love, Cobain and Love’s sister Jaimee, cannot contact them or make comments about the trio on social media.

In 2016, Frances Bean's ex husband Isaiah Silva accused Lutfi of harassment relating to the contested ownership of Kurt Cobain’s Martin D-18E guitar which he played during Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged performance.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.