Saturday, June 24, 2006


The trial of Phil Spector will go ahead in January, a Judge has ruled.

Spector is charged with the murder of Lana Clarkson; he has entered a plea of not guilty and his defence is expected to argue that Lana's death was by her own hand.

At the same time as the court date was set, part of the complicated but unrelated battles between and within Spector and his staff came to an end, when Spector's accountant David Neste had his case against Spector's personal assistant Michelle Blaine tossed. Neste had sued Blaine, claiming fraud, deceit and negligent misrepresentation. Neste had started his legal campaign when Blaine had claimed the money which Spector had sued her for, believing misappropriation, had, in fact, been taken by the accountant.

We said it was complicated.