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Isaiah Silva vs Courtney Love Court Case: An Update

Isaiah Silva vs Courtney Love

Isaiah Silva vs Courtney Love Court Case


It has been years since we haven’t heard about Isaiah Silva’s lawsuit versus Courtney Love. Let me refresh your memory. When they were married, Frances Bean Cobain gave Silva one of her famous father’s guitars, the 1959 Martin D-18E he used during the legendary MTV unplugged session, and when they divorced in 2016, Silva kept the guitar. This didn’t please Courtney Love, who claimed her daughter didn’t really mean to give it to him, and that the guitar was ‘not [Silva’s] to take.’

According to Silva, Love asked several people, including Sam Lutfi (Britney Spears’ ex-manager), to recover the guitar. They showed up at Silva’s home in West Hollywood, pounded on his door as if they were the LAPD, and the following scene described by Silva was so brutal that he claimed the men burglarized, robbed, assaulted, sexually battered, kidnapped him, and even attempted to murder him. In May 2018, he sued them and Courtney Love, whom he believes hired the men to do the did. This is a very brief summary of the case, considering that the legal document is a 322-page long lawsuit, but you can read almost the entire Isaiah Silva vs Courtney Love Court Case here.

Last year, the guitar has been sold for $6 million at auction, and if Silva’s name was not mentioned in any article at the time, I do think this was the same guitar. Did Silva cashed the $6 M?

Many fans were hopeful that the lawsuit would bring new evidence around Kurt Cobain’s death as Silva claims in the lawsuit that Kurt Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, warned him in 2015 ‘that she believed Love to be involved in the alleged suicide of her son.’ This is what this was a big deal. However, this happened about 3 years ago and no one seems to be talking about it anymore. Things have progressed very slowly, especially because of the pandemic but an update was posted yesterday, April 8th, and, unfortunately, things do not look good for the Silva camp. The document says that:

‘There is no appearance on behalf of plaintiff this date’

‘Counsel represent to the court that plaintiff has failed to comply with the 12/4/20 court order regarding email address’

‘The court orders all parties to appear at the next court date. Failure to appear may result in monetary sanctions up to $1,500 pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure Section 177.5’

I have no idea why Silva didn’t show up in court or didn’t give an email address, but it seems that he is representing himself now (thus the required email address), how is he expecting to win against Courtney Love’s lawyers? Maybe he is giving up. We can speculate why he is doing that – an undisclosed settlement? A possible threat? – but it looks like Courtney Love is winning again, it looks like she, once again, will get away from a scabrous situation with an intact reputation.


  1. Silvia Kuerdel on April 22, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Courtney Love winning because he is not able to provide an email address? lmfao. What a hero’s journey….

  2. Beth Ulrich on May 10, 2021 at 12:06 am

    ???????”intaaact reputation”!?????????–WHO ARE YOUUU KIDDING!!!?????-BITCH BE PSYCHO.

  3. Beth Ulrich on May 10, 2021 at 12:07 am


  4. Beth Ulrich on May 10, 2021 at 12:09 am

    “Intaact reputation”!???????????????-RIIIIIIGHT

  5. Beth Ulrich on May 10, 2021 at 12:10 am


  6. Jenny on May 11, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Wow, so much you left out of here. A judge ordered that the guitar did belong to Silva in 2019. He is the one that auctioned it off. The current court case only pertains to the alleged kidnapping attempt, and has nothing to do with the ownership of the guitar.

    Courtney Love filed a restraining order against Sam Lufti right after the lawsuit was filed against her. Looks like she’s gearing up to throw Lufti and crew under the bus.

  7. "Kurt Cobain" (my stagename) on September 16, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Kurt here. I am IMMORTAL!, the Undead, alive and well!! (Not to scare anyone). I was never seriously suicidal it was all mock. I *shouldnt* love Courtney but still do. I dont know why she ever hated me so fiercly & it hurts that i still love her. I wanted the divorce because she spent *a lot* of time away from me, when she was meant to be my wife! (me not caring about monogamy or anything!) Though when i would ‘run’ from her she’d cancel my bank cards, so hypocritical, something i’d never do to her!! Courtney wanted the bling life, and i would have given her so much more (instead of buying myself a second house) but the money wasnt coming in from Geffen, i was frustrated, and asked Courtney if she would help me to get more of our money, to which she looked at me blankly, inspiring my lyrics (in Heart Shaped Box -)”forever in debt to your priceless advice”. Anyway, i hope one day Courtney will see the love in me, because hate is a terrible disease and i couldnt bear to hurt her, despite her wanting me in rehab and all the BS etc etc etc. Courtney, i love your THE FOOL tattoo too! (But you know I AM The Fool!). Blessed Be, From Kurdt 🙂

  8. Jason on September 20, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Yet again, strange that he was also found dead on the very same day (April 8th), as mentionwded above.

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