In October 2003, Courtney was arrested for attempting to break in to her ex-boyfriend James Barber's house. "She took me in a taxi to his house in the middle of the night, and from outside the house, in her bare feet, she screamed at him, threw rocks at the house and threatened to burn his house down," Frances has said. "His children were inside the house, but that did not stop my mother."
Later that evening, Courtney overdosed on prescription pills in front of Frances, who made her mother tea as they waited for the ambulance. "I made it fun," Courtney told People. "I said it was going to be gross and I was going to have to make myself throw up, but it was going to be OK."