Courtney Love’s Innocence On The Line For $50k and A Lie Detector Test
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The recent disclosure of an autopsy report has reignited the intrigue surrounding the passing of Kurt Cobain, the frontman of Nirvana, who passed away in 1994. While the report reaffirmed that the singer’s death was ruled a suicide, speculation arose last year when author Ian Halperin posited the possibility of foul play. He suggested that Courtney Love, Cobain’s widow, could undergo a polygraph examination to dispel any suspicions of her involvement.
$50,000 and A Lie Detector Test
Halperin has extended a fresh proposition to Love, offering either to erect a billboard in Times Square proclaiming her innocence or to provide her with $50,000 upon successfully completing and passing the polygraph test. The author conveyed this offer to The US Sun, stating:
“I want to update my offer. If Courtney agrees to take the test and she passes, she gets her choice. I’ll either take out that billboard in Times Square or a person who is in the long-time music industry executive has offered to give her $50,000 cash if she passes.”
Halperin, who has cast doubt on Cobain’s purported capacity to take his own life, pointing to the significant levels of heroin found in his system at the time of his demise, continued:
“I am keen to find the truth. I just want her to finally clear this and get to the truth in our lifetime. A polygraph would be a step to erase the doubt forever.”
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Halperin suggests that Courtney Love’s camp was motivated by financial gain.
When Halperin initially proposed the billboard offer last year, an alleged associate of Love raised questions about a possible fee. The author disclosed:
“Somebody who said they were close to her called me and said, ‘Are you offering her money?’ I made it clear I was offering her the chance to clear her name and that I would take out a billboard in Times Square, which I would pay for, saying ‘Courtney’s innocent’ if she passed.”
Referring to his past offer to Prince Andrew, Halperin noted that he once extended a $100 million lie-detector test proposition regarding the royal’s association with Jeffrey Epstein.
“I think the person was just fishing. Maybe they researched the offer of $100 million I made to Prince Andrew for a lie-detector test and thought that I had money. With the Andrew offer, I had a backer, a multimillionaire whose daughter was abused, and he wanted to hear what the Prince had to say.”
On this occasion, discussions about monetary incentives originated from an executive who contends that Cobain’s death was not a suicide but rather a murder.
The uncertainties surrounding Cobain’s suicide note
Tom Grant, a private detective hired by Love to investigate the case of the 27-year-old artist, leaked the autopsy report, which had previously been kept private due to privacy laws. Grant has voiced skepticism about the official ruling of suicide, suggesting that the note found at the scene was actually intended to announce Cobain’s retirement from music.
Halperin’s book, ‘Case Closed: The Cobain Murder: The Killing And Cover Up Of Kurt Cobain,’ also cast doubt on the authenticity of the note’s famous concluding lines, “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” He wrote:
“The five final lines of the suicide note were not in Kurt Cobain’s handwriting. That’s the only section of the suicide note that deals with suicide. And it was in a completely different handwriting. I had it examined years ago by two top handwriting experts in the world. They both concluded unwaveringly that it was not in Kurt Cobain’s handwriting.”
Furthermore, the author recently alleged that the coroner who conducted the examination of Cobain’s body had a personal relationship with Love. He also asserted that Dr. Nikolas Hartshorne, a self-professed Nirvana and Courtney Love enthusiast, admitted to his bias and acknowledged that he should have recused himself from the autopsy process.