Rocker Courtney Love has blamed an impostor for using her name to insult Chelsea Handler on, insisting she no longer has an account with the microblogging site.
A user purporting to be Love, under the handle Cloverxxxlove, launched a vicious virtual rant against comedienne Handler, writing: "I think you are a leathery idiot and rude. And beyond stupid", before branding her a "mainstream zzzzlister" with a "man face".
But the Hole frontwoman is adamant she would never insult her pal Handler.
She tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "(It's) absolutely not me. I was horrified to find whoever it was was insulting my friends... I would never be so classless as to discuss their private lives in such a vulgar manner. I deleted my Twitter account months ago."