Thursday, June 19, 2008

Phil Spector Stiffs the Westin-Bonaventure

I missed this breaking story yesterday because I was at the hospital waiting for Mr. Spocket to get out of surgery to repair a torn distal bicepital tendon. Look for that story soon on my sewing blog.

Nine months since Spector's first defense team flew the coop after winning him another year of freedom, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites ~where most of the out of town attorneys and expert witnesses were housed~ filed suit yesterday in LA Superior Court against Spector, the Trial Bride and Spector's agent for non payment of a bill of over 100 thousand dollars. According to TMZ,

The hotel says when they sent a letter demanding to get paid, Spector refused to pay, instead demanding a serious discount.

Does Spector have a history of demanding discounts? From my understanding, the reason it took so long for Spector and his new counsel Doron Weinberg to sign an agreement was because Spector wanted a discount on his legal bill if he was convicted. (Unfortunately, I can't tell you how I know that.) My friend SeniorMoments said, "I'm sure he has money hidden away but he has a sense of noblesse oblige - everything is owed to him!"

Back in September, Michelle Blaine wrote that Spector still hadn't paid his attorney's who represented him in his lawsuit against her, to the tune of $30,000. She's even funnier in her latest piece, an open letter to any defense attorney who might be foolish enough to represent Spector in his latest legal woes.

Does anyone find it ironic that Spector, who has a habit of stiffing attorneys and extended hotel tabs ~not to mention even refusing at times to pay his electric bill~ is suing Robert Shapiro, of OJ Simpson fame and cofounder of Legal Zoom, for breach of contract to get the 1 mil back he paid him. Lest anyone forget, it was Shapiro who, on the night Spector was arrested for alledgedly shooting Lana Clarkson in the foyer of his rundown, tacky Alhambra "Castle," got him out of jail that very same day on a 1 million bond.

As of today, Spector has been walking around free for five years, four months and sixteen days since Clarkson's death. He should be kissing Shapiro's feet for this extended liberty because judgement day is just around the corner.


Anonymous said...

I read the open letter... it is from Mr. B, not Mrs. B. Nonetheless, fair warning seems to have been given

Anonymous said...

If you're looking for a good belly laugh, you have to scroll down a few til you see the "LA Hotel, etc" post. Marc has got a really sardonic, sarcastic whit. But the odd thing is he always makes really good points underneath all of the humour.
Wishing a speedy recovery to Mr. Sprocket.

Anonymous said...

Well...hey? What do you expect from him?!! After all, he's got to pay for his trial bride and all her frivolous needs! You think she would stick around if he wasn't "chelling" out the dough to 'Chelle? See, he doesn't need the Weston anymore. He doesn't need the attorney's that quit his first case, or the ones he fired himself and none of them will prolly ever get paid unless they file suit.
That's my two cents!
Kitty M.

Sprocket said...

Anony on 6/19:

You are absolutely correct. "My Wife Kicks Ass" made the entry and not Michelle. My apologies. I read the entry too fast.

Angela_T said...

Hi Sprocket!

To reiterate what I just posted on Michelle's blog,
this is just so outrageous.
Both Spectors just walk all over people, use them, abuse them,
they are just so thoughtless!

If they are married doesn't that mean she's going to have to "chelle" out half the money for this lawsuit?

If so she will lose that 'lovin' feelin' really fast!