An heiress to the controversial pharmaceutical dynasty of Sackler is said to have offered the recovering addict Courtney Love over $ 100,000 to attend her New York Fashion Week show.
Joss Sackler, who is part of the Purdue Pharma family, wanted the musician to attend the show with her LBV reach, according to Page six.
But Love, who was sober for a year because of an opioid addiction, rejected the bid and called it & # 39; shameless & # 39 ;.
Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, is accused of earning billions from the opioid epidemic, linked to more than 400,000 deaths in the US.
Joss Sackler is married to David, who was on the Purdue board and manages part of the family money through a capital fund.
Courtney Love was present yesterday in the front row of Sies Marjan during the New York Fashion Week
Joss Sackler and Alison Bruhn at the Fall Fashion Gala 2017 of the New York City Ballet 2017
The Sackler family earned $ 4 billion from the sale of prescription drugs between 2008 and 2016 through the family business, according to court records.
General lawyers in more than 40 states have filed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, with David & # 39; s father Richard Sackler, who is said to be the architect behind the rise of the OxyContin epidemic.
Sackler distanced herself from the company she married, but previously defended the family business and added: & I believe that they will be fully justified. But they have nothing to do with LBV. & # 39;
The 34-year-old allegedly wanted to wear a custom-made & # 39; Phoenix & # 39; dress from LBV embroidered with 24-carat gold thread, hair and makeup, plus a car service and over $ 100,000 as payment.
According to emails from the Sackler team to the punk singer & # 39; she her fashion brand.
Courtney Love leaves New York last night after attending New York Fashion Week
Joss Sackler spokeswoman said the Courtney Love claims $ 100,000 were offered to attend her fashion show & # 39; not correct & # 39; goods
The e-mails reportedly said: & # 39; Elizabeth Kennedy (creative director of LBV) and Joss are big fans of Courtney … She best embodies the women they dress … strong and unaffected.
& # 39; The brand has no relationship with Purdue … other than Joss is married to the family. & # 39;
Other stars such as Suki Waterhouse and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld were also expected at the show.
But Hole Singer rejected the offer and called on the Sackler & # 39; s to develop a non-addicted painkiller or to fund rehabilitation facilities.
She told the New York Post: “I am one of the most famous reformed junkies on the planet – my husband died of heroin. What is it about me that says to Joss Sackler, "I will sell it to you?"
& # 39; I would never accept their money – Joss is delusional and talks about her fashion line and private member club, their & # 39; & # 39; philanthropic arm & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; This request from Joss Sackler is shameless and offensive after all that I, many of my friends and millions of other addicts have experienced with Oxycontin.
Family values: David Sackler, whose father Richard is named as the man responsible for the emergence of OxyContin in multiple lawsuits, spoke to Vanity Fair (David's wife Joss on the left, his father Richard on the right)
& # 39; I am sober, but I will always be an opioid addict, it will not disappear. I will always stay that way, I am just recovering.
& # 39; And equally. Joss Sackler and her family will never cover or wash away a model line with 24-carat gold thread. & # 39;
Love is addicted to OxyContin and tranquilizers and was ordered by a court to go to the rehabilitation of medicines in 2004.
Elizabeth Tuke, a spokeswoman for LBV and Joss Sackler told page six: & # 39; This is incorrect. Courtney Love is not present (the show). I cannot comment further. & # 39;
More than 47,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2017 – more than AIDS killed at the height of its own epidemic and more than car accidents kill annually.
The death toll since 2000 is estimated at more than 391,000.
In 2007, Purdue Pharma and three of his top managers pleaded guilty to criminal charges for misusing the drug and were forced to pay a $ 634 million fine.
However, it is only now that members of the family are specifically targeted, along with the company.
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