Actress and singer Courtney Love, the widow of grunge rock legend Kurt Cobain, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to theaters showing “Soaked in Bleach,” a new docudrama about the death of Cobain, Deadline.com reports.
Cobain’s death in 1994 was ruled a suicide, but the film, directed by Benjamin Statler, explores the possibility that Love had something to do with it.
In the letter, an attorney for Love writes: “The Film falsely presents a widely and repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that accuses Ms. Cobain of orchestrating the death of her husband Kurt Cobain. A false accusation of criminal behavior is defamatory … which entitles Ms. Cobain to both actual and presumed damages.”
The Deadline report notes that Love has not yet filed a court complaint about the movie.
Cobain’s death was also examined in a recent HBO documentary, “Montage of Heck,” which received Love’s support.
Much of “Soaked in Bleach” is drawn from taped conversations between Love and private investigator Tom Grant, who was hired by Love to find Cobain after the singer left a substance abuse center on March 30, 1994. Cobain’s body was discovered nine days later.
Love has pursued a career as an actress along with her music career, earning a Golden Globe nomination in 1997 for ‘the People vs. Larry Flynt.”