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Courtney Love Gets Six More Months

Embattled rocker given more time in rehab, longer probation

September 19, 2005 12:00 AM ET

Rocker Courtney Love has been sentenced to six months of rehab as a result of violating her probation earlier this year.

Love faced up to a maximum of one year in jail for admittedly having been under the influence of a controlled substance while on probation for three criminal cases. Superior Court Judge Rand S. Rubin, who sentenced the singer to 180 days in the county jail, will allow Love to serve out that sentence at an in-house rehabilitation program.

"I'm very pleased with your progress," Rubin said to the singer after discussions with prosecutors and Love's lawyers, Howard Weitzman and Michael Rosenstein. "I think this is an excellent first step on your road to recovery."

Love, who has been in a rehab program since last month, was given twenty-eight days credit off the 180-day sentence. In addition to requiring her to continue her treatment and return to court for an update on November 18th, Rubin stated that Love will now be on probation from last Friday's court date through the next eighteen months.

Speaking outside the courtroom, Weitzman told reporters he expects Love to continue making progress. "Courtney fully intends to make good on her promise to stay clean and sober," he said.

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