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Love regains custody of daughter
Courtney Love
The singer's daughter had been staying with relatives
Singer Courtney Love has regained full custody of her daughter, having lost it in 2003 after overdosing on painkillers in front of her, her lawyer has said.

Frances Bean Cobain, whose father was late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, had been staying with Love's stepfather and sister but had seen her mother daily.

Love regained custody of Frances, 12, following a judge's ruling.

"Life is about choices, and I've chosen to move forward with my life in a healthy and positive way," she said.

She added she appreciated "the encouragement and support I've received from my fans and the community".

Further court cases

Love, 40, took the 2003 overdose after allegedly breaking into the home of her ex-boyfriend music producer Jim Barber.

The singer is due to stand trial this year after an incident in April 2004 when she found musician Kristin King sleeping on her ex-boyfriend's couch in Los Angeles.

In November, Love pleaded innocent to attacking Ms King and is free on $150,000 (80,000) bail pending her trial.

Ms King has said an "angry, vicious and erratic" Ms Love threw a bottle and a lit candle at her.

The star is also awaiting trial on two unrelated drug charges.

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