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Courtney Still Has Identity -- As for Her Mind ...

3/10/2008 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Courtney LoveReports surfaced over the weekend that Courtney Love went to the LAPD to report she's the victim of a massive identity theft. But sources tell TMZ Courtney is simply (and possibly medically) delusional.

According to The Sun, Courtney claimed the identity thieves got 188 credit cards in her name, stole checks and bought cars. We've confirmed Love did make the trek to the Van Nuys division of the LAPD to make a report last week, but sources tell us they are not taking it seriously, one source adding, "it never happened."

Love's lawyer, Howard Weitzman, tells TMZ, "I can confirm there is an ongoing investigation into the identity theft and fraud issues Courtney is concerned about but I am not at liberty to say who is conducting the investigation." FYI, it certainly ain't the LAPD.

We're told mentally, Courtney has been on the rocks. We found out she's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder -- this could explain Courtney's latest blogs which are impossible to decipher.

Bottom line -- we're told law enforcement thinks the identity fraud is in Courtney's mind.

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Kurt fan    

let me say something for those of you who seem to just babble on and on about Courtney Love do you understand she KILLED her husband? that was the MOST vicious thing you could do to a person b/c you want something from them..their fame and control. I know she is probably focused on it for the rest of her life. I wonder what her daughter thinks of it.

2353 days ago
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Roy Bercaw - Cambridge MA USA    

Regarding Courtney Love as if she has a mental illness, gives to her all of the protections of city, state and US laws on disability based discrimination. It is as illegal as racism, sexism, homophobia and ethnic discrimination. If the police ignore her complaints because they say she has a disability they are violating all of the laws that prohibit such bias. That includes but is not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and many other statutes. It does not matter legally if she actually has a disability. What matters is that the police think she has one and deny her access to police services and protection because of their perception. These laws extend the equal protection of laws, Amendment 14 to persons who are regarded as having a disability as well as those who have a disability or have a history of having a disability. Psychiatrists make up illnesses by consensus. Psychiatry is a business of personal opinions masquerading as science. It is a means of social control without due process protections. It is the easiest method of discrediting a person for theft or to destroy a career or reputation.
I watch TMZ often. I write about discrimination toward persons with disabilities in the media. But what is an outrage is that government officials openly violate discrimination laws against persons with disabilities and no one questions the unlawful abuses. If the TMZ report is accurate this is an example of the police denying protection to a person they perceive as having a disability.
The free use of hateful words about persons who are accused of mental illness is shameful. But few journalists give equal status to hate against persons with disabilities as they do for persons of color. That indicates another form of discrimination by journalists.

2408 days ago
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Kasey Katz    

What proof do you have about the bipolar claim? If you do not have proof
of that, then you are slandering Courtney Love.

2407 days ago
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raggedy    

just hope kurt cobain's daughter doesn't end up as half as messed up as her

2395 days ago
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Sabrina    

No matter what her state of mind, people shouldn't just assume it's a false claim. I hope the police will do some investigating. A quick check of her credit history will at least tell them whether or not massive numbers of credit cards or other loans, etc. have been issued in her name recently. Someone with mental issues (don't know if this is true of Love) might be especially vulnerable to identity theft, although it can happen to anyone.

This is a growing crime, an easily committed crime, and one that is hard to prove and clear up. We've learned that the hard way with my college-aged daughter. Her former roommate stole my daughter's identity and ran up $40,000+ in debts. We're fortunate in that we've been able to come up with some proof which will help prosecute the roommate and hopefully clear my daughter's name with credit agencies. It's a real pain, though. The lesson here: teach your teenagers about identity theft and how to prevent it......something we didn't really think to do until it was too late.

2420 days ago
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yonkers new york    

YEAH I'M FIRST!!! WHAT DID YOU EXPECT???

2420 days ago
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yonkers new york    

WHAT'S UP FROM NUMBER THREE!!! JEALOUS MUCH?!

2420 days ago
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Pussyboy    



This chick is coo-coo no matter how you look at it.

Thank God I am gay -

2420 days ago
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yonkers new york    

WHAT?! NUMBER FOUR IS GAY? WHAT AM I DOING UNDER HIM!!!!! AND, MORE IMPORTANT, WHY DO I LIKE IT???

2420 days ago
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CrabbyPantz    

Whacked out chic......................

2420 days ago
11.

john    

Hey Yonkers NY
you sound like amy poehler
i love you amy poehler!!!

2420 days ago
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Mary Jane    

I feel so sorry for Courtney, I think she was ripped off but if she is crazy no one will believe her. Poor FB!

2420 days ago
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Prince Von A-Hole    

We all know what a fine police department the LAPD is. The chief is on the gossip rags payrol

2420 days ago
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jitterbug    

Oh my god!! Its like everyone has a bipolar disorder .....what's up with that?

2420 days ago
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Fan Since 2007!!!    

RE: Courtney's "latest blogs":

What's scarier than a screaming whackadoodle?
The screaming whackadoodle's FANS!!!

2420 days ago
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