Date: 16th January 2001
Fears for the safety of COURTNEY LOVE led to the introduction of extraordinary security measures on the set of her new film.
Such were levels of secrecy introduced during filming of JULIE JOHNSON, which premieres at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL next week (ends26JAN01), that Love was never referred to by name on production papers - all due to fear over an alleged stalker, who is now being sued by the HOLE singer.
A source on the film says, "The daily call sheet was never allowed to carry her name. She was always described by some facile codename, such as MARY BLACK or MARY WHITE." Love alleges that LESLEY BARBER, the ex-wife of Love's current boyfriend JIM BARBER, has waged a 20-month campaign of stalking and terror against her.
The widow of NIRVANA singer KURT COBAIN was forced to withdraw from production on JOHN CARPENTER'S GHOSTS OF MARS last June (00) due to a foot injury - which Love alleges was caused when Mrs Barber ran over her foot in a car.
The PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT actress launched a lawsuit against Mrs Barber in the Los Angeles Supreme Court last month (15DEC00). (CPT/WNWCNM)