Editor’s note: The following story was submitted by a Lovefraud reader.
I highly recommend you all check out a brand-new movie, Soaked in Bleach. It is a documentary about Kurt Cobain’s death in early April, 1994.
This movie presents compelling evidence that Kurt Cobain did not commit suicide, but was murdered.
Tom Grant, the P.I. who investigated Kurt Cobain’s death, and who is interviewed a lot in this movie, thinks Courtney Love had something to do with Cobain’s death, if she didn’t murder him herself.
Grant first got involved in this case when he was initially hired by Kurt Cobain’s wife, Courtney Love, days before Cobain’s death; first because she said someone had been using his credit card and she wanted to know who it was, then because she said Cobain was missing, and she wanted to know his whereabouts. The longer he worked for her, the more he suspected foul play. For this reason, he secretly taped all his conversations with Courtney Love and other people in this case, which are played in this movie.
Investigating the death
As he investigated this case, Grant learned that basically, just before Kurt Cobain died, he and Courtney Love hadn’t been getting along. Kurt wanted out of their marriage; so much that he was already having his will re-written so that it excluded Courtney. Courtney didn’t want a divorce. According to their prenuptial agreement, if they divorced, Courtney would get maybe up to a small fraction of his money (Courtney had asked their attorney, Rosemary Carroll, if they could get this prenup revoked). If he died, on the other hand, she would inherit his entire estate.
This investigation, which Soaked in Bleach first covers and includes reenactments of Grant’s taped conversations, is very complicated and would take me forever to describe, but you can read all about it at the following sites:
Interviews in the documentary
After the investigation, Soaked in Bleach covers a lot of interviews with forensic and drug experts. One of the biggest points they get across is that prior to his death, Kurt Cobain had injected an amount of heroin that was so massive that it would have been unlikely if not impossible for him to shoot himself afterwards, as he was already be too incapacitated.
There are also interviews with handwriting experts, since Kurt Cobain had written a “suicide note” before he died. Close examination of this note in the movie reveals that it was not really a suicide note at all, but Kurt Cobain’s explanation of why he was planning to leave his band Nirvana. The handwriting at the bottom of this note also looks different than it does in the rest of the note. As Rosemary Carroll told Tom Grant, it is possible that this note had been forged by Courtney Love; especially since Carroll had found a piece of paper in Courtney Love’s backpack that looked like Love was trying to copy Cobain’s handwriting. This piece of paper was called Love’s “practice sheet.”
Soaked in Bleach also covers the way the Seattle Police Department handled – or mishandled – Kurt Cobain’s death, and Tom Grant’s frustrating experiences with them because they refused to rule Cobain’s death anything other than a suicide. Other detectives in the movie also criticize the way the SPD dealt with Cobain’s death; showing that Tom Grant was not the only one who had reservations about their work.
Trashing the movie
It is worth noting that about a week or two Soaked in Bleach was officially released on June 11, the movie’s IMDB page was flooded with one-star ratings (the highest you can rate a movie in IMDB is 10). Yet if you look at the written reviews, most of them are positive. Several reviewers believe this indicates “tampering.” Some people also believe – and this is certainly possible – that the ones who rated the movie one star were paid to do so.
Courtney Love also had her legal team send cease-and-desist letters to theatres where Soaked in Bleach was playing demanding that they stop showing this movie. So far, only one theatre has done so.
Soaked in Bleach is not the first movie to raise questions about the possibility of Kurt Cobain’s death being a murder. In the movie Kurt and Courtney, which came out in late 1997, Tom Grant was also interviewed. Nick Broomfield, who made and starred in this documentary, ran out of funding for this film near the end of the movie; due to MTV, at Courtney Loves’ lawyers’ behest, pressuring his financial backers to abandon his movie.
P.I. says Love is a psychopath
Tom Grant also considers Courtney Love a psychopath. He explains why in page 4 of his Kurt Cobain murder investigation case study manual, which is a downloadable PDF:
Courtney Love On The Inside
Courtney’s personality has been described by reporters and writers as flamboyant, frivolous, and provocative. But Courtney uses her baby doll appearance, her rambling oratories and her sometimes outrageous behavior to cover a host of psychological problems. As an investigator looking for answers to a mysterious death, I viewed Courtney from an entirely different perspective than most.
I found Courtney to be extremely intelligent. She’s also a psychopath, a pathological liar and an opportunist who will use anyone and any situation to self-promote her ambitious goals of fame and fortune.
No, I’m not a psychologist. Courtney’s unbalanced mental condition is obvious. I don’t believe it takes someone with a degree in psychology to identify the problem. The media may see Courtney as a person who is “fascinating.” I see Courtney as a person who is dangerous.
Courtney’s specialty is an uncanny ability to manipulate others to suit her purposes and to serve her needs. She changes her personality like a chameleon. She’s adept at becoming the victim when she’s criticized. She frequently puts on her baby doll act of sweetness and vulnerability while readily admitting, “I never claimed to be an angel.”
Courtney can cry on a whim. She uses this “skill” to gain sympathy. She openly admits to being a liar and an opportunist. She wears these titles as badges of honor, often using her habitual lying as an alibi. This, most often, confuses the observer. In doing so, she’s allowed to get away with her schemes. Her antics are usually excused with a shrug, “Well, that’s just Courtney!”
Tom Grant is not the only one who thinks Love is a psychopath. Many other people do too, and have confirmed this. In her book Girl In A Band, Kim Gordon of the band Sonic Youth wrote that she “was the kind of person who spent a lot of time growing up staring in the mirror practicing their look for the camera…If Courtney wanted something from you, she would use 100 percent of her charm and persuasion to get it.” She also wondered if Courtney is “mentally ill.”
Threats and assault
Love doesn’t just lie and manipulate; she has also physically assaulted people and animals, and left threatening messages on people’s answering machines and voicemails. Some examples, which are just a few of many:
– At the 1995 Lollapalooza tour, Courtney Love punched Bikini Kill lead singer Kathleen Hanna in the face for no reason. Hanna and other the Bikini Kill musicians said she had never even met Courtney Love, that Hanna was just standing there, watching another band play, when Love belted her. Hanna filed an assault charge with the police, Love was eventually charged with fourth-degree assault, and got a one-year suspended sentence.
– Lynn Hirschberg, who interviewed Courtney Love and wrote an article about her in Vanity Fair in 1992, said the Love used heroin while she was pregnant. Love left a message on Hirschberg’s answering machine cursing her out, and, three years later at a party, grabbed Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar statue and threatened to pound Hirschberg with it.
– Courtney Love’s own daughter, Frances Bean, got a restraining order against her mother in 2012 after accusing her of killing family pets. Her dog accidentally swallowed pills, which killed him, and her cat got strangled after getting entangled in a pile of Etsy fabrics. The judge also ordered Love to stay away from Frances’ dog Uncle Fester.
As I have said, these are just some of many examples of Courtney Love’s deranged, criminally insane behavior. If you google her, you can find a lot more.
I don’t know how Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love met, but it seems to me that she lovefrauded him in some way. Though drugs definitely played a part in their bonding together, his star was also rising, and she obviously saw this as a perfect opportunity to sink her claws into.
You can buy or rent Soaked in Bleach at:
You can order DVDs of this movie at Amazon.
You can also read about this case at:
Especially check out the Kurt Cobain murder investigation case study manual at http://www.cobaincase.com/freemanual.htm, which is a PDF.