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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 June, 2004, 13:49 GMT 14:49 UK
Love charged over 'bottle attack'
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has made a number of court appearances in recent months
Singer Courtney Love has been charged with attacking a woman at the home of her former manager and ex-boyfriend, authorities have confirmed.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon. She is expected to surrender to police on Wednesday.

It is alleged Ms Love, 39, attacked a woman with a bottle and a torch at a house in Los Angeles in April.

She is already facing trial for possession of prescription drugs.

Police allegedly found painkillers at her home, having arrested her following a disturbance in October, outside the home of former boyfriend Jim Barber.

This latest alleged assault is said to have taken place in the same house.

Ms Love is also due to stand trial for another assault, with allegations she hit a fan with a microphone during a concert in Manhattan in March.

Treatment programme

The singer faces two counts of assault and reckless endangerment and faces up to a year in jail if convicted on these fresh charges. The court date was set for 28 June.

The troubled widow of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain recently agreed to enter a drug treatment programme after admitting in court to being under the influence of cocaine and opiates during her arrest in October.

If she completes the treatment she will escape a possible spell in jail.

The former Hole frontwoman also recently lost custody of her daughter by Cobain, 11-year-old Frances Bean.

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