The troubled singer was in court on charges of felony drug possession, stemming from an October 2003 arrest. During today's proceedings, she added lawyer Howard Weitzman as co-counsel on her case and postponed her trial date to November 3rd. As Love exited the courthouse, Attorney Stephen Martin served her with a lawsuit from New Act Travel, claiming that Love had stiffed the agency for $50,000.
"I tried serving her this morning, [but] she jumped in the elevator and said, 'Not another one!'" Martin says. "She owes $50,000 in airline tickets she charged for herself, her boyfriend, her daughter and her nanny. She withdrew her credit card authorization and later wrote a check on a closed account. [Later] she gave us another check with insufficient funds."
Love is facing a number of legal troubles. Last month -- in addition to the felony charges in Beverly Hills, an assault charge in New York from a concert last February, and an assault charge in Los Angeles -- she was hit with a lien against her downtown Manhattan residence by the building's Board of Managers over unpaid dues totaling about $5,000. The singer will return to court next month to face the Los Angeles assault charge, filed in April after she allegedly struck a woman with a bottle and flashlight at the home of ex-boyfriend James Barber.
Love's counsel could not be reached for comment at press time.
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