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Script Revisions

Prosecutors ask Love to turn over prescriptions -- They say the rocker has failed to reveal evidence that she believes would exonerate her in an upcoming possession trial

Courtney Love | IN HER COURT Love now ''knows what needs to be done,'' says her substance abuse counselor
Image credit: Courtney Love: Frazier Harrison, pool/AP
IN HER COURT Love now ''knows what needs to be done,'' says her substance abuse counselor

Courtney Love is facing several pending legal cases, but one of them could be dismissed if Love takes action, prosecutors say. On Wednesday, MTV News reports, the Los Angeles district attorney's office asked Love to produce prescriptions she has claimed to possess pertaining to her arrest last October on charges of possessing unprescribed painkillers. Love has pleaded not guilty to the felony charges in the case, which is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 30, and her legal team has said she was prescribed the drugs in question. But prosecutors say they haven't seen such evidence. ''If we had [the prescriptions], we wouldn't be going to trial,'' prosecution spokesperson Jane Robison told MTV.

Last weekend, the rocker told the Los Angeles Times that, despite her antics in recent months and her current legal troubles, she has cleaned up her act. ''The court cases are like a lagging indicator in economics. They show where I was, not where I am. ... I'm doing okay. I'm doing well, as a matter of fact.'' She added, ''I'm program girl now.''

Love was recently ordered by a Los Angeles judge to spend 18 months in rehab, a sentence resulting from her guilty plea in a drug case stemming from another incident on the same day last October as her possession case arrest. Love now has a full-time minder, substance abuse counselor Warren Boyd. He told the Times that Love ''has taken the initiative, and she's in a program, and she knows what needs to be done.''

Originally posted Sep 02, 2004