“Riverdale” star Ross Butler has denied playing a role in the conspiracy to commit murder in an alleged plan to steal one of rock legend Kurt Cobain’s heirloom guitars.
The Malaysian British actor was among the names listed in the suit filed by Francis Bean Cobain’s ex-husband Isaiah Silva which accused Courtney Love of working with accomplices try and steal a famed Cobain guitar in 2016.
Love, Butler, Sam Lutfi, and others came up with a plan to break into his home, beat him, and take the acoustic guitar Kurt Cobain played in a 1993 performance of “MTV Unplugged,” according to Silva’s claims.
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According to Silva, Lutfi, along with two other men, came to his West Hollywood home in June 2016. Silva said they falsely claimed to be police and demanded that he open the door.
Butler recently submitted court documents stating his intent to be dismissed from the lawsuit, according to Spin.
He denied playing a role in the alleged crime of breaking and entering as well as conspiracy to commit murder. However, he did admit that he was present at Silva’s house on the night in question.
Butler stated that Silva allowed him inside while someone else called the police. After speaking to the police, Butler said he left Silva’s home while Lufti remained behind. He added that he was shocked after Silva included him in the suit.
“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,” Butler wrote in the document.
Butler asserted that he had “no communications with Defendant Courtney Love Cobain at any time concerning the purported events.”