Courtney Love Sends Cease-and-Desist Order over Kurt Cobain Doc

Vinnie Zuffante/Getty ImagesCourtney Love has sent a cease-and-desist order to theaters screening a documentary regarding the death of her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.

Deadline reports Love's attorney alleges in the order that Soaked in Bleach "falsely presents a widely and repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that accuses Ms. Cobain of orchestrating the death of her husband Kurt Cobain."

The lawyer adds that such an accusation is defamatory and entitles Cobain to "both actual and presumed damages."

Producers of the movie responded to Deadline with a statement that reads in part, "Courtney Love’s uninformed accusations and efforts to discredit the film are totally off base."

Their statement concludes, "Courtney Love and her lawyers clearly don’t like that the film presents a compelling case for re-opening the investigation into Kurt’s death. They should respect the First Amendment and let people decide for themselves."

Soaked in Bleach explores the events behind Cobain's 1994 death through the eyes of a private investigator hired by Love prior to the discovery of her husband's body. His death was ruled a suicide.

Love was much more supportive of another Cobain documentary released earlier this year, Montage of Heck.

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