It costs a lot of money to keep the world safe from Courtney Love -- her former bodyguards say she stiffed them out of $60,000 this year.
Screen International Security Services filed a lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming they provided "security services, in connection with the protection of Love, her family members, and her property" between April and August of this year.
SISS says Love never paid a penny for services rendered -- totaling $58,222.50 -- and are suing for the full amount plus interest.
Love's attorney just sent us the following statement:
"This lawsuit should be placed in the Wikipedia page next to chutzpah. It has no merit and is based on a private security company's attempt to fleece a celebrity.
SISS was paid a substantial sum for the "service" it provided while they were living at that home. Despite knowing that Ms. Cobain and her daughter had moved out of the home they continued to provide security to an empty home by having someone sit in a car all day eating a ham sandwich while the Cobains were residing miles away!!!"