Courtney Love Allegedly Owes Psychiatrist More Than $48,000
Courtney Love is in hot water again, as a psychiatrist filed papers with the Manhattan Supreme Court claiming that the singer and actress owes him $48,250. Dr. Edward Ratush, who is an addiction psychiatrist dealing with “opiate dependence and treatment-resistant depression,” filed the suit last week.
According to PageSix, Love has not paid the outstanding money for services provided by Dr. Ratush, who offers trans-cranial magnetic stimulation — magnetic fields that stimulate nerve cells in the brain — and is “interested” in “spiritual interventions” for addicts. The site also states that Ratush “looks forward to his involvement in research using psychedelic drugs to treat addiction.”
The legal issues and bills are piling up for Love, who was hit with a breach of contract lawsuit last week claiming she owes Anthony Bozza a sum of $210,000 for writing her biography “Girl With the Most Cake.” Bozza claims that he got paid $100,000 for his work, but that their deal called for him to get an additional $200,000. He also states that he incurred $10,000 in expenses and was not reimbursed for the money he put in. He also stated that Love would disappear for months at a time, leaving him to deliver the manuscript late.
Love, who has a recurring role in Fox’s hit show, Empire, recently signed on to star in the new James Franco-directed film The Long Home along with a cast that includes Josh Hutcherson, Josh Hartnet, Ashton Kutcher and Tim Blake Nelson.
In other news, Courtney Love will also kick off the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s “Friday Night Live at the Pool” concert series. She’ll perform May 15 with Kitten.
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