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Courtney Love faces new assault charge. A warrant is issued for her arrest over an April 25 incident

Courtney Love's tour is supposed to begin June 18 in New Haven, Conn., but she may be a little busy. The Los Angeles District Attorney's office has issued a warrant for her arrest on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon. According to court documents, posted at the website for TV's ''Celebrity Justice'', in an April 25 incident, Love allegedly threw a bottle and a metal flashlight at a woman named Kristin King. Love is expected to surrender to authorities on Wednesday, ''Celebrity Justice'' reports. The rocker's attorney has yet to comment on the warrant, the Associated Press reports.

According to AP, the incident allegedly took place at the home of Love's onetime manager and boyfriend, Jim Barber. That's the same house where Love was arrested last October on suspicion of trying to break in. Last month, in a court case stemming from that incident, Love pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of being under the influence of a controlled substance and agreed to enter a court-monitored rehab program.

The new charge is not the only assault count Love faces. She has a pending case in New York, centering on a nightclub performance in March where she allegedly threw a microphone stand into the audience and hit a patron on the head. Plus, Love faces a charge in Beverly Hills, from an incident that same October day as her arrest at Barber's house, of possessing painkillers without a prescription. In both cases, she has pleaded not guilty.

Originally posted Jun 09, 2004
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