Rocker Courtney Love claims she's been swindled out of a $40 million (GBP22.2 million) fortune, meaning her daughter may not receive a cent of her inheritance from late NIRVANA star father Kurt Cobain.

The MONO singer, 39 - who also faces debts of $4 million (GBP2.2 million) - insists millions of dollars have been "stolen" from her and her 11-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

Love says, "$40 million has been stolen from me and Francis by a fiduciary institution.

"I found out that my dog walker was making $100,000 (GBP55,555).

"One person put a BMW on my credit card.

"My daughter's trust fund has been stolen from to the point where she may have, like, nothing.

"I can't let this happen to Frances."

Those close to Love confirm a "large sum is unaccounted for".

Love is facing two separate trials in Los Angeles - one for misdemeanour disorderly conduct and being under the influence of a controlled substance, the other for two felony courts of unlawful drug possession.

15/04/2004 17:12