13 Reasons Why star Ross Butler has reportedly asked to be dismissed from a recent lawsuit alleging that he was involved in a Hollywood burglary plot along with Courtney Love and Britney Spears‘s former manager Sam Lutfi.
The lawsuit was filed in May by musician Isaiah Silva, the ex-husband of Kurt Cobain and Love’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain. In court documents, Silva accuses Love, Lutfi, Ross, and others of “conspiracy to commit trespass, burglary, home invasion, robbery, assault, battery, kidnapping and murder,” Billboard reports.
“Were it not for the intervention of [Silva’s friend] and LAPD, it is believed … Silva would have been taken to a secondary crime scene and murdered on June 3, 2016,” the lawsuit reads.
Silva claims that the gang planned to steal back Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E guitar, which he alleges Frances gave him in 2014 as an anniversary gift and which was contested during their divorce.
Frances Bean Cobain (left) with mother Courtney Love (right)
Ross was allegedly recruited to help steal the guitar and kill Silva. Now, The Blast reports that in new court documents Ross is denying the allegations and claims that he and Lutfi went to Silva’s home to check on him following “some troubling text messages” Lutfi had received from Silva and Frances.
“I then entered the house and was greeted calmly and amicably by Silva … Silva was frail, emaciated and had a terrible odour. The house was also messy and had a bad odour,” Ross said, according to the court documents. He added that he had “no communications with Defendant Courtney Love Cobain at any time concerning the purported events.”
“I never entered into a conspiracy or otherwise agreed to commit any crime against Silva. I never conspired with anyone else to murder or kidnap Silva … or take possession of a guitar that Silva claims Ms. Cobain gave to him as a gift,” Ross said in the documents.
The Riverdale actor is reportedly good mates with Love, whom he describes as his “mentor” and “big sister,” along with Lufti.
The next hearing for the case is scheduled for December 7.