So, after two years and one month of speculation, and thanks to Maer Roshan's new e-book, Courtney Comes Clean, we just got a few steps closer to finding out why Frances Bean Cobain filed a temporary restraining order against her own mother, Courtney Love.
According to legal statements uncovered in the book, Frances — during the
court case that ultimately granted Kurt Cobain's mother and sister
custody of the then-17-year-old — claimed her mother had a prescription
drug problem, exhibited threatening behavior in front of her (including threatening to burn someone's house down) and, oh god, was responsible for the deaths of two of Frances' pets. Sounds like it's Mommie Dearest on
crack prescription medications: “She basically exists now on… Xanax, Adderall, Sonata and Abilify, sugar and cigarettes,” Frances told the court, according to the book.