In perhaps the least suprising news of the last twenty years, Courtney Love is being sued for not returning more than $100,000 in borrowed jewelry. You might wonder who, at this point, would allow Courtney Love to borrow so many precious jewels and what sort of Lionel Hutz-drafted business model would allow for such an egregious error in lending, and the answer would be Jacob & Co. — a company made famous by founder “Jacob the Jeweler” Arabov, aka Jeweler to the Hip-Hop Stars. At any rate, the company contends that Love borrowed “two white gold and diamond chains, a white gold, floral-design mesh bracelet and a pair of white gold and diamond pave hoop earrings” — because what is Courtney Love if not someone who should be trusted with irreplaceable, pricey items of every sort? Except in this exceptional case: Love apparently says the missing pieces were lost. But Jacob & Co.’s lawyer, Jeffrey Klarsfeld, says Love agreed to be responsible for the items “regardless of loss or damage.”
A list of high-profile incidents involving Love (and highlighting why this seems like stunningly poor judgment on the part of Jacob & Co.) can easily be found with a Google search. A pic of Love in the missing jewels, by the way, appears at left.