Singer Love relocates to NYC amid raids

Oct. 25, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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NEW YORK, N.M., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Rock singer Courtney Love says she has fled the Los Angeles area to New York after being the target of bogus raids by off-duty police hired by her employees.

The Hole singer said her home in Malibu, Calif., was visited three times last year by individuals claiming to be officers with the Los Angeles Police Department and sheriff's department personnel from Maliub, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.

Love said during one of the 2008 raids "a flood of guys, at least 10," arrived at her house.

"They said there was an ambulance outside, even though we never saw one," she said. "I tried to be charming. But one of the guys points a gun at me. My daughter, Frances, ran and hid under the house."

Love, 45, alleges the raids were conducted by off-duty police officers hired by several people who had been on her payroll. According to computer consultants hired by Love, the unidentified former staffers attempted to steal money from Love using computer viruses and cell phone monitoring.

To avoid additional problems, Love relocated to New York's Tribeca neighborhood and has begun working on a new Hole album.

"My biggest problem," she told the Daily News, alluding to her troubled reputation, "is that I'm Courtney Love."

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