News Courtney Love fights release of Kurt Cobain death-scene photos

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  1. dawg

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    Courtney Love fights release of Kurt
    Cobain death-scene photos that lawsuit
    claims prove rock star was murdered


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    SEATTLE — Kurt Cobain’s widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago.


    Superior Court Judge Theresa Doyle is set to hear arguments Friday over whether to proceed with a trial after Richard Lee, who runs a Seattle public access TV show, sued the city and the Seattle Police Department for the material he says will show Cobain didn’t die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1994, The Seattle Times reported.

    The city is arguing that the material should stay sealed for the sake of the family’s privacy. Cobain’s widow, rocker and actress Courtney Love, and their daughter have written to the court about the physical and psychological impact that the release of the graphic photos would have on their lives.

    “I have had to cope with many personal issues because of my father’s death. Coping with even the possibility that those photographs could be made public is very difficult,” Frances Bean Cobain wrote. “Further sensationalizing it through the release of these pictures would cause us indescribable pain.”

    She wrote that she already faces harassment from fans “obsessed” with her father and fears that could get worse.

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    One fan broke into her California home and waited three days for her to return from vacation because he “believed my father’s soul had entered my body,” Frances Bean Cobain wrote in her declaration.

    According to their statements, neither woman has seen the photos of Cobain’s body.

    In 1995, Love got court permission to keep Cobain’s suicide note, and another note used for handwriting analysis, out of the public eye.

    Seattle police did release two previously unseen images from the suicide scene last year. One showed a box containing drug paraphernalia, a spoon and what look like needles on the floor next to half a cigarette and sunglasses. The other showed the paraphernalia box closed, next to cash, a cigarette pack and a wallet that appeared to show Cobain’s identification.

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    http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/c...hts-release-of-kurt-cobain-death-scene-photos


     
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    HypocriteHowie Well-Known Member

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    I don't particularly care for Courtney but I agree with her here.
     
  3. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    This.
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    Agreed. The police have them - why does the general public need to see them?
     
  5. Drungle

    Drungle BADSTREET USA Gold

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    I'm not sure if he was murdered, but I am sure his daughter has suffered enough.
     
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    They don't. Some aspects of the freedom of information act I don't get. :dontknow:

    Also the release of 911 calls. What good does that do the public?
     
  7. HorsetoothBeth

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    Why release them? So someone can put the image of his half-a-head on a t-shirt?
     
  8. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...i dont know how many of you guys have seen "soaked in bleach" a recent cobain documentary on his death. i thought it was pretty good.
     
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    I don't believe the conspiracy, though I always thought it was very rare for a junkie to commit suicide while loaded. Die from an OD, sure, but suicide would come from the crash and not the high.
     
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    Here's the documentary Soaked in Bleach, it's actually pretty interesting.

     
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    People need to find something better to do with their time
     
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    Kurt Gobang, amirite guise?
     
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    Ever since shit like "Faces of Death". My generation, the Millenials, they gotta have a little blood in their coffee every morning. I for one am ashamed of it :facepalm: so much more to life.
     
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    His music sucked. He was a drug addict asshole with a death wish. But I don't need to see photos of him with half a head.
     
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    Hey Nancy, are those Skechers he's wearing?!

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    Spoiler dude, rules
     
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    I guess he ignored my comment about the rules, sigh
     
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    If only Dave Grohl was sitting behind him when he shot himself.