Margaret Lyons
January 05, 2011 AT 08:41 PM EST

Courtney Love’s Twitter feed has gotten her in trouble again — only this time, it’s not the tabloid type of trouble. (Well, not exclusively.) Love is now facing a defamation lawsuit brought by designer Dawn Simorangkir, which claims that Love’s March 2009 Twitter tirade against her damaged her reputation and career. This marks the first high-profile defamation case based on a celebrity’s Twitter.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Love’s tweets … announced that Simorangkir was a drug-pushing prostitute with a history of assault and battery who lost custody of her own child and capitalized on Love’s fame before stealing from her. ‘She has received a VAST amount of money from me over 40,000 dollars and I do not make people famous and get raped TOO!’ Love wrote.” The tweets have since been deleted.

The trial begins Jan. 18.

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