October 1, 2005
Courtney Love's Mother Writes Tell-All Biography
Courtney Love is up in arms over a new tell-all penned by her mother, Linda Carroll, that claims among other things that the troubled rocker started using drugs at the age of 4.
Though Love has admittedly not read the book, titled Her Mother's Daughter and due out in January from Doubleday, she has denounced the memoir, claiming that it is full of inaccuracies.
The singer-actress released a statement through her spokesman, Peter Asher, saying that she finds it "astonishing, and profoundly depressing, that any mother would write a book containing numerous allegations about her own young daughter."
According to the New York Post, Carroll alleges in the book that Love's father used to dose his young daughter with "magic pills" and draw psychedelic designs all over her naked four-year-old body. She claims she eventually had to go to court to prevent him from having unsupervised visits with the child.
Unsurprisingly, given her mother's claims, Love reportedly started therapy at age 6. By age 9, she was caught reading porn magazines in an adult bookstore and by 12, she had started drinking heavily.
And everyone thought that Frances Bean would be the next one to write a "Courtney is so f*&'ed up" biography.