Private investigator Tom Grant claims that Courtney Love‘s lawyers are threatening legal action against theaters that screen the Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy docudrama Soaked In Bleach. The film combines staged re-enactments with a handful of interviews to make the dubious case that the Nirvana frontman did not commit suicide in April 1994 but was murdered as part of a conspiracy fronted by Love, his wife and the mother of his daughter Frances.
Grant wrote on Facebook, “As many of you have already assumed, it’s true. Courtney’s lawyers had legally threatened the owners of each and every theater that had advertised they would be screening Soaked In Bleach.”
He added, “Unfortunately, the threat worked on one of the theaters. Did you get that? Just ONE of the theaters. All of the other theaters that were scheduled for screening read the threatening letter then moved ahead . . . I support and stand behind the theaters that are screening or are going to be screening Soaked In Bleach. I view this as the support of ‘Freedom of Speech.’ Watch the film, then YOU decide.”
Grant did not offer any evidence for his accusations against Love and her lawyers.
Brett Morgen, who directed the recently released Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck — which was made with the cooperation of the Cobain family — says he has no patience for the Cobain murder theorists
“It’s basically criminal, what they’ve done. It’s made it very difficult for the family to grieve, and this is really just a couple of people who’ve gotten their seeds onto young, impressionable folks and it’s pathetic. I mean, it really is. And if anyone out there thinks they’re a Kurt Cobain fan and participates with these people, they are s**tting on Kurt’s family, particularly his daughter.”
Morgen’s film premiered on HBO last month, while Soaked In Bleach is playing in a handful of theaters and is available on Vimeo.
Soaked In Bleach features actor Tyler Bryan as Cobain, Sarah Scott as Love and Daniel Roebuck as Grant, who was allegedly hired by Love to find her husband shortly before his death and later accused her of having him murdered.
Although Cobain’s death in April 1994 was conclusively ruled a suicide by the Seattle medical examiner, a small group of people have persisted for years in pushing the idea that Cobain was murdered.