Jury sides with Courtney Love in defamation trial over 2010 tweet

US singer Courtney Love poses on the red

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File: Singer Courtney Love poses on the red carpet before the screening of "This Must Be The Place" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2011 in Cannes.

A jury says Courtney Love did not defame one of her former lawyers in a 2010 Twitter post.

Friday's verdict comes after an eight-day trial that centered on Love's statements against San Diego-based lawyer Rhonda Holmes.

Love hired Holmes to pursue a case against the estate of her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. The case was never filed and Holmes said Love fired her.

The singer's tweet suggested that Holmes had been "bought off."

Attorneys for Love maintained that the Hole singer meant for the post to be a private message and few people saw it.

Holmes' lawyers sought $8 million in damages.

Love attended and testified at the trial but was not present when the verdict was read.

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