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.
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.