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Courtney Love Could Face Eviction For Setting New York City Townhouse on Fire (Report)

The posh property's owner is taking the grunge icon to court.
Courtney Love Could Face Eviction For Setting New York City Townhouse on Fire  (Report)
Courtney Love Could Face Eviction For Setting New York City Townhouse on Fire (Report)
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Courtney Love is making not-so-flattering headlines again: this time, she's getting evicted for allegedly destructive behavior.

The owner of Love's 4-story, $27,000-per-month townhouse in New York City's West Village tells Page Six she's decided to take the grunge icon to court for destroying the home's decor -- and setting a curtain on fire. Among Donna Lyon complaints about her famous renter: Love, who's been living there for 10 months, painted over and added wallpaper to the hand-painted walls without permission. The lease stipulates that the interiors  -- designed by past owner Steven Gambrel, an interior designer -- should be left untouched. According to Lyon, she's also behind on her rent, owing $54,000 toward the annual rent of $324,000.

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"Courtney has wallpapered and painted a large portion of the property without my consent," said Lyon, who predicts it could take a year to restore projected $100,000 worth of damages. "I learned about this when I wanted to sell the house and had photographs taken. They sent me the brochure and I said, 'This can’t be my property.' I came to New York to see it and I was horrified by what she had done."

In a strange sidenote, Lyon said Love burned her hands after a curtain in the master bedroom caught fire. (Apparently, a candle tipped over.)

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When reached by The Hollywood Reporter, Love's manager, Jonathan Daniel, said there was "zero truth" to Lyon's claims. He did not elaborate, asking: "Would you like me to report back on any charred wall sightings?

A court date is set for Dec. 21 in Manhattan.