Love’s rep denies ex-assistant’s claims
Courtney Love’s publicist is disputing claims by the rocker’s former assistant that she is owed unpaid wages and was subjected to unethical requests such as instructing her to hire a hacker and falsify legal letters.
Jessica Labrie filed the wrongful termination, wage and breach of contract lawsuit in Los Angeles Tuesday.
“The allegations are completely unfounded and are being made with malice by a disgruntled former employee,” Love publicist Steve Honig said in a statement Wednesday.
The suit states Labrie worked as Love’s assistant in 2010 and 2011, but was fired after complaining she was owed thousands in unpaid wages and expenses. The lawsuit also claims Labrie suffered from headaches, insomnia and other medical conditions as a result of Love’s conduct.
Lobbyist Abramoff gets radio show
Disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff has a new talk radio show to offer advice on reforming politics.
Premiere Networks, part of Clear Channel Media, announced Wednesday that “The Jack Abramoff Show” has debuted on XM Satellite Radio’s “Talk Radio” channel. It airs Sundays from 5 to 8 p.m.
Abramoff went to federal prison for corruption and was released in 2010. He said he might be the nation’s “most controversial radio host” because he was involved in the money-based political culture he says needs an overhaul.
Producers say the Washington-based show offers the unique perspective of a political insider. It’s being produced by the same unit that features Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Ryan Seacrest.
Gabor’s husband named conservator
Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband will serve as her temporary conservator under an agreement reached with the ailing actress’ daughter and approved by a judge Wednesday.
Attorneys announced a settlement between Frederic von Anhalt, Gabor’s husband of 25 years, and her daughter Constance Francesca Hilton during a hearing. Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz approved the provisions, which call for financial oversight by several attorneys and allow Hilton to visit her mother weekly. Von Anhalt will make medical decisions about his wife’s care.
Gabor’s husband and daughter argued for years as each has accused the other of financial mismanagement related to Gabor’s wealth. Hilton asked to be named conservator in March and said she was concerned the actress wasn’t being properly treated.