Courtney Love, who knows trouble when she sees it in the mirror, pleaded innocent to two felony drug charges after subjecting reporters to a tirade of dubious coherency:
- The complaint against the 39-year-old singer-actress said she illegally possessed two painkillers when she was treated at a hospital for an Oct. 2 overdose. The two painkillers, hydrocodone and oxycodone, can be prescribed legally. "I didn't even break a law. I didn't even shoplift," Love said Wednesday before the hearing at Beverly Hills Municipal Court.
She called the charges "retarded."
....Love's attorney, William Genego, told The Associated Press that Love had not intentionally overdosed but rather had taken the wrong medication by mistake. Genego said Love turned over a bag of pills to police after they were called to her home. The drug charges stem from Love not having a prescription for three pills in the bag, Genego said.
Carrying her pet beagle, Molly, and a bouquet of red roses, Love rambled to reporters Wednesday about missing money, an affair with a married man and throwing a sleeping pill at a police officer.
"Don't tell," said Love, whose past heroin use was widely reported. "It's a big secret I used to do drugs."
Judge Elden Fox scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 11. He instructed Love to meet with Santa Monica probation officials to assess her suitability for a drug diversion program.
If she is found eligible, Love could plead guilty, undergo counseling and pay administrative fees, and her plea would be erased after two years, Fox said. [AP]
It is astonishing to me that she still thinks stupid crap like this is funny.