Actor Ross Butler has played roles in 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale, some of the most twist-ridden shows on TV. Now, a lawsuit from Francis Bean Cobain‘s ex-husband Isaiah Silva names him as part of a conspiracy to commit murder for the sake of recovering one of Kurt Cobain‘s heirloom guitars.
, Butler has denied all allegations in the suit. Reps for the actor did not immediately respond to Mashable‘s request for comment.
Butler is one of many alleged accomplices in what Silva claims was a plot to illegally enter his house, kill him, and obtain the acoustic guitar Kurt Cobain played in a 1993 performance of MTV‘s Unplugged.
The guitar in question has been an object of contention between Silva, who fronts the band The Eeries, and Francis Bean Cobain since their divorce in 2017. Silva considered the guitar a wedding present and intended to keep it after the couple‘s split, but Cobain (the younger) insisted she never gave the custom guitar to her then-husband and considers it a family heirloom.
Also named in the suit are Courtney Love and Sam Lufti, the former of which was also accused of kidnapping by Silva in June 2016.
While Butler denies all allegations of breaking and entering as well as conspiracy to commit murder, he did state that he was present at Silva‘s house on the night in question, per Spin.
According to Butler, Silva allowed him inside while someone else called the police — after speaking to the police Butler left the scene while Lufti remained behind with Silva.