Conspiracy theories about the death of Nirvana star Kurt Cobain never quite go away. Cobain died by his own hand over 20 years ago, but for some there is still some mystery surrounding Kurt’s death. Some believe that Cobain was murdered by his then-wife, Courtney Love who, they believe, then staged an elaborate cover up to make Cobain’s death appear like a suicide.
Ultimate Classic Rock report that a new “docudrama” about Cobain’s death launched in movie theaters in the U.S. last week. The movie documentary, called Soaked In Bleach, looks into what it calls the “unresolved mysteries” surrounding Cobain’s death. The movie tells the story of Cobain’s death through the eyes of a private investigator, Tom Grant. Mr Grant was hired by Courtney Love to find Kurt after he went missing in 1994. Cobain’s body was found a few days later in a room above the garage at the couple’s home.
Soaked In Bleach combines expert and witness testimony and interviews between Grant and Love, coming to the conclusion that Courtney Love murdered Kurt Cobain. Unsurprisingly, Love is furious that the movie “falsely presents a widely and repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that accuses Ms. Cobain of orchestrating the death of her husband Kurt Cobain.”
Pitchfork reports that lawyers acting for Courtney Love have sent a cease and desist notice to movie theaters that are showing the movie. The letter points out that two Seattle Police Department investigations have concluded that Cobain committed suicide.
“Any accusation that our client was responsible in any way for Mr. Cobain’s death thus cannot have any credibility, any alleged factual representation to the contrary would be knowingly false, and hence intentionally and maliciously defamatory.”
According to NME, a spokesperson for the film told Deadline that there is a compelling case for re-opening the investigation into Cobain’s death, accusing Love of sending threatening letters to movie theaters before they had even seen the movie.
“We were disturbed to learn that Courtney Love’s lawyers sent threatening letters to movie theaters all over the country.
“Courtney Love and her lawyers clearly don’t like that the film presents a compelling case for re-opening the investigation into Kurt’s death, Love should respect the First Amendment and let people decide for themselves.”
It seems unlikely that either side in this row is going to give ground. As with many conspiracy theories, those who choose to believe it are likely to conclude that Love is trying to hide something about Kurt Cobain’s death. Ironically, if she remained silent, some would take this as an admission of guilt.
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