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Courtney Murder Kurt?
Myths + Hoaxes
A person named Bradley Barnett claims to have talked to Kurt in person
near his Lake Washington home in Seattle a couple days before he was
found dead. He has been exposed as a liar by Grant and others. In his
Tom Grant writes:
"If you hear
about some guy who claims to have interviewed Kurt Cobain in person at
the Lake Washington house just days before he was found dead, beware, it
simply is not true. I communicated with this jerk through e-mail. Using
a pseudonym but eventually identifying himself as "Brad Barnett", he
tripped right out of the gate and fell flat on his face. E-mails sent to
me by Barnett, along with his postings on the internet, have proven his
"interview story" was fabricated."
KURT & COURTNEY movie
There was an error in the 1998 documentary film
when director Nick Broomfield finds a British doctor named Colin Brewer
to debunk the main point that Kurt could not have picked up the shotgun
and shot himself after taking 225 mgs of heroin. This doctor showed
slides of a patient standing on one leg who had apparently taken
equivalent of over "twice" the amount taken by Kurt.
The difference is this patient had
taken methadone and not heroin. He also swallowed his dose.
Kurt was injected with his
heroin. Obviously injecting something directly into your bloodstream
will have a more instant effect than swallowing. Also heroin is much
stronger, much more toxic and much faster acting than methadone. Amazing
that such a mistake made it to the final cut. Broomfield then uses this
incorrect information as his reason to discount the murder theory. Tom
Grant, who was prepared to drop his investigation if the findings were
accurate, contacted the doctor. The
doctor conceded that he wasn't licensed to administer heroin, so he
could not have duplicated Cobain's dose if he wanted to. Some say
that Broomfield realized his mistake later on, Grant also
about it. However, the film was already completed and released. The
damage had already been done. Tom Grant does not blame Broomfield for
the error, even though it is very damaging to the credibility of the
"This is very complicated science. It's easy to get confused. That's why
the police weren't able to pick up on it. You need someone looking at
this evidence that has experience with heroin toxicity."
THE DREAM MACHINE
In one of the more ridiculous hoaxes, some reporters falsely claimed
that the police found a "Dream Machine" in the Greenhouse with Kurt.
Grant believes that when the truth began to surface about the
circumstances around Kurt's death, Love concocted the "Dream Machine"
story. Then she got a bunch of pawns that called themselves "Friends
Understanding Kurt" or "Friends Of Kurt" depending on who you believe,
and sent them out to get publicity for the story, and say that "the
machine made him do it".