Hole singer Courtney Love has settled a lawsuit brought against her by Dawn Simorangkir, a fashion designer who claims that Love defamed her in a series of messages on Twitter last year. The settlement will not be announced until next week, but the Hollywood Reporter's sources say Love will pay Simorangkir $430,000. The money will be doled out in payments beginning today and ending in 2014.
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Love was originally set to go to trial for the lawsuit in January, but it was postponed when the parties began to negotiate a settlement. If the case had gone to trial, it could have set a legal precedent for what qualifies as defamation on Twitter. Simorangkir had alleged that Love had used her power as a celebrity to deliberately damage her career as a fashion designer.