Courtney Love has accused her ex-boyfriend Edward Norton of criticising her to cover up his real feelings for the troubled rocker.

The Fight Club actor urged Love to seek help for substance abuse problems last month (SEP03), but the former HOLE singer ignored his pleas and was arrested under the influence of drugs trying to break into a house earlier this month (02OCT03), and is now fighting a legal battle to retain custody of her daughter FRANCES BEAN.

However, Love believes Norton's statements to the press are in fact prompted by more carnal motives.

She says, "He's lashing out at me because it's either lash out at me or come f*** me."

22/10/2003 13:52