Courtney Love and her Twitter lawsuits.

June 2, 2011 Ok, just so everyone is on the same page: you are not the only person who can see the comments you make on Twitter. Courtney Love is being sued by her former attorney over comments she made about him via her Twitter account.

This isn't the first time Courtney Love has been sued for comments she made on Twitter. She settled a previous lawsuit over Twitter comments for $430,000.00. Currently, Attorney Rhonda Holmes, has dropped Love as a client and is suing her for claiming, through Twitter comments, that she was "bought off" in order to intentionally make Love lose her legal battle for money owed to the estate of her late husband Kurt Cobain. Currently, Love's twitter account is deactivated.

Courtney Love isn't the first celebrity to get in trouble over comments made on Twitter. Here are several other examples:

-NBA's Brandon Jennings: $7,500.00 fine for violating NBA's twitter policy
-ESPN writer Bill Simmons: Suspended for two weeks for negative comments
-Bengals' Terell Owens: $25,000.00 fine for tweeting within 90 minutes of a game
-San Diego Chargers' Antonio Cromartie: $2,500 for complaining about on Twitter about "nasty food"
-Steelers' Rashard Mendenhall: loses Champion endorsement over Twitter comments about Bin Laden
-Bengals' Chad Ochocinco: $25,000.00 fine for "possessing an electronic device and posting Twitter messages during the Bengals-Eagles game"
-Gilbert Godfried fired from his spokesman job at Aflac insurance for comments on Twitter

Realize that nowadays your Twitter account and job go hand in hand. Even if you block certain individuals on Twitter your comments can be retweeted and then found by others anyway. If you are trying to get a job or already have a job don't damage your career potential by making an inappropriate comment on Twitter. Tony Soprano used to tell his crew that "this is a face to face business" when warning them about who could be listening on the phone. Perhaps his warning about thinking before your say or write something was good career advice!

 
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