Mary Lou Lord, whose burgeoning relationship with Kurt Cobain was sabotaged by Courtney Love in the early 90’s, has finally expressed her full anger toward the Hole frontwoman. In a long post that she uploaded on her Facebook page and entitled ‘To Courtney and her sycophants and lemmings….’ she publicly expressed a rage I had never seen before, saying many times how she hates Courtney Love, using several times the strongest insults, such as ‘cunt’, ‘liar’, ‘scum’, ‘bat shit’, ‘sociopathic money hungry, fame mongering’, ‘NO TALENT shit bag’… Don’t get me wrong I wholly think Courtney deserves every single one of these words, but it was still a surprise to see it coming from nice Mary Lou Lord.
We have to wonder why Mary waited so long to express her feelings, but she explained that she ‘was too afraid of her [Courtney Love] and her insanity’, while she wanted to protect her family: ‘now, I am fearless of that cunt, and I will say exactly what I thought of her back then’, continues Mary, ‘YOU SOLD A LIE. And you fucked up SO many lives,’ she wrote. A bit later, she also admitted that she waited until Frances Cobain was old enough… ‘During this time of her childhood and adolescence, I was NOT one of those people who put Courtney down in public (it would never have been fair to a kid to do that)…….but again, now that both Frances and my own daughter are old enough, and of course they have now read every thrust of vitriol against Courtney.’
The post triggered a long discussion with her fans (which is still going on) and most of them approved the fact that she has suddenly decided to unleash her for-too-long-contained anger. It is as if MLL was expressing at last all the rage she had suppressed for 24 years or so. ‘It is cathartic. EVEN this many years later. Diane. Have you ever heard of post ptsd? I am fucking serious,’ she wrote.
And this time, Mary seems to be decided to attempt to sue Courtney? It looks like it, since she wrote at one point: ‘So I can show the lawyer evidence that she tried to kill me by pushing me down a flight of steps at the palladium (at least 100 witnesses including many famous people. or by showing the lawyer the answering machine tapes she left on my parent’s machine threatening my life as WELL as their lives? My elderly parents? Really? Ok. I’m pretty sure the chase and punch up on Sunset was documented. I saw cameras giving chase. Video cameras/ So, yea, she probably WILL need a good FUCKING LAWYER. PTSD is real right?’
And if you don’t know about the story between Mary Lou Lord and Courtney Love, may be you should know about this episode in 1994, when Courtney Love threatened Mary’s life, after a Hole gig at the Palladium, the event was documented on different blogs like this one:
‘After the show, in front of the venue on Sunset Boulevard I was buying a concert shirt and there was a commotion down the street. It turns out it was Courtney Love hot on the trail of a fleeing Mary Lou Lord, who according to Courtney “once gave Kurt a blowjob and has built her career on it.” Mary Lou had made the mistake of showing up to Hole’s after party, a bold move considering that in Courtney’s estimation, “There are five people in the world who if I run into I’ll fucking kill. And she’s definitely one of them.” That’s a lot of power for a rock star to give to a folksinger, but Courtney feeds off grudges like an athlete downs Gatorade.
The glimpse of Courtney running down the road barefoot in her torn slip, attacking a woman who’d had a long-ago dalliance with a her dead husband wasn’t exactly an endearing encore for a show that had at times been life affirming and triumphant. It was just sad. In the depths of her sorrow, Courtney was swinging wildly at ghosts. As much as Love wanted to rise above the angst and grab the golden ring of fame and fortune, she couldn’t get her feet out of the cement of the past.’
But don’t get it wrong, this is a personal therapy going on, a personal vendetta against Courtney Love, Mary Lou Lord is not reopening the Kurt Cobain case: ‘I kind of disagree with you in you saying “everyone knows Courtney is responsible for his murder”…. I just don’t know about that. I’m just opening this post, etc, to show and vent, and explain, the kind of person she was to ME. Perhaps one day they will look at the case closer with better more modern forensics and so forth. But for right now, this is my own personal thing. But I do hope that all of you guys find answers someday to questions that mean so much to you.’
‘I’m not entirely on the bandwagons of “justice for Kurt” or anything like that, I’m just saying, that I think it would be cathartic, and it is time for the people (not Kurt) that Courtney totally fucked over, to stand together and tell their own stories of how cruel this woman was to them, and how it effected them emotionally. and that effect can last a life time.’
Curiously, after saying post after post how cruel, sociopathic and awful the Courtney character is, Mary still has a hard time to jump on the other side and admit that Love may have been involved in Kurt Cobain’s death.
Mary Lou Lord is also convinced that Tom Grant ‘will go public soon’ ‘with what he knows’… and she affirms her support for the private detective’s endeavor: ‘And although I never sided up with Tom, and stayed out of all of it over the years, I want him to know I am on his side, to at least find out the truth,’ she added.
Mary has also previously said she had the intention to write her memoirs, and a tell-all book would certainly be very interesting as Mary knew Kurt before Nirvana got famous, just before he met Courtney Love, or let me rephrase this, before Courtney Love trapped him in her tarantula-esque web,… thank you Kim Gordon.
Here is Mary Lou Lord’s entire post:
‘To Courtney and her sycophants and lemmings….
There is a very BIG difference between “Name Drop” and “clearing your name/history”….especially if this person/band/connection might be one of the things that will always haunt you by the fact this it is now still “a living, breathing, thing”…..and I will not go down without a fucking fight to set the record straight with that cunt. I honestly mean that. I HATE her, and why didn’t I say anything back then? I was too scared. And also, out of respect for Kurt’s daughter who was a child. I also had my own child, and it’s not cool to be putting anyone’s parents down in a place where a child might see it. I kept my mouth shut for Frances. I didn’t want to add more hate on top of what that poor kid must have already had to go through concerning the parent she had left. But now Frances is older, and married, and seems happy and grounded. That’s all that would have been important to him. And I respected him. No matter how much I did want to say what I wanted to say back then. It was the case for Many of us. We were scared shit of Courtney, her sycophants, and had to keep our mouths shut or start some kind of a flame war. None of that would have been good, or smart. Especially if there were any children involved.
But now, it appears that time did what it was meant to do, and Courtney love does not have the respect, trust, or power she once had And therefore, I am no longer fearful. But at one time, during the time I never said a word out of fear of a flame war with all her Courtney-tard followers. I just sat, silentely, and watched her lie about me (and everything and everyone else. She built her world, and manipulated other people’s lives by being the best LIAR and best actress in the world. Something that twisted and fucked with a lot of good people. …I know at this point, I really am far too old for this shit, but I know also, that even in my own small (and not famous or plastic life), I have just as much right to say NOW what I wanted to say then, but was too afraid of her, and her insanity, and in protecting my parents and loved ones. (she WAS that BAT SHIT)…..but now, I am fearless of that cunt, and I will say exactly what I thought of her back then. And, that Nirvana band, is still just as evident now as it was then. SO, any accusers of me ” name dropping, etc” you can just fuck off. I am FAR from done with this sociopathic money hungry, fame mongering , terribly dressed NO TALENT shit bag. Yes YOU Courtney Love. (having to read the lyrics to 13?) and your other bullshit?
You BELONG in a theater. You are an actress. You were never you. You are the BEST actress i have ever seen, as a matter of fact…..YOU SOLD A LIE. And you fucked up SO many lives. NEVER ever FUCK with me again you cunt, cause I will crush you. I have waited 26 years for this. And it’s time. I will crush you. You are a self serving sociopath. Congrats on all the money that you got, that was never YOURS to begin with. You are scum. And I am about to CRUSH YOU. Let the Tom games begin. I am behind him. You will never know this, and neither will you Tom, but I did talk to him, and I DO know what he told me……..FUCK YOU COURTNEY you piece of shit sociopathic lemming, leech, and ultimate mind fuck bully! Stop fucking with me in your stupid private shares. I have NO FEAR of you any longer. You are a joke. Leave ME ALONE! Havent’ we both grown up by now? Shouldn’t you be happy with your Millions and Millions of dollars that YOU never earned or deserved? Stay the fuck away from me.’
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