So far in the run-up to his murder trial, Phil Spector has managed to deflect attention away from the death of Lana Clarkson by arriving at court with haircuts stolen from either a dumpy 1980s lesbian or the least stylish Harlem Globetrotter ever.
But an endless procession of ridiculous hair might not be enough to save Phil Spector now that the judge in his murder trial has decided that it might be nice to let one of Phil Spector's ex-girlfriends testify. Unfortunately she just so happens to be the ex-girlfriend whose forehead Phil Spector apparently once held a rifle to. She'll join four other women who claim that Phil Spector waved guns around near them. But it doesn't mean that Phil Spector's hopes of beating the murder trial have completely vanished though – he's hoping to get around this new evidence by turning up to court in a dazzling Sailor Moon haircut made entirely out of pulsating fibre optics.
After months of delays, there are now less than three weeks left until opening statements in the Phil Spector murder trial are set to begin, and there's a flurry of activity going on behind the scenes. Phil Spector's courtroom is being turned into a TV studio, a suitable jury is still being selected and Phil Spector himself is trying to find just the right wig to convince the world that he isn't a dangerous maniac with the ability to shoot a B-movie actress in the face with a gun.
But, judging by this latest news, that's going to have to be one hell of a wig. Phil Spector's history of gunplay is legendary – he once apparently pulled a gun on John Lennon and is said to have held a Ramones recording session with the band at gunpoint – but after actress Lana Clarkson was found shot in the face at Spector's pretend LA castle in 2003, any talk of Phil Spector dicking around with guns has taken on a more sinister tone, especially when a bunch of women including ex-girlfriend Devra Robitaille are all like "me too!"
The New York Daily News reports that Phil Spector has failed to convince the judge that a story of him holding a gun to one woman's head isn't really relevant to a murder trial about him holding a gun to another woman's head:
The judge in the Phil Spector murder trial ruled yesterday that an ex-girlfriend of the accused music producer could testify he once put a rifle to her forehead and threatened to kill her… Robitaille worked for Spector at Warner Spector Records and dated him in the 1970s. According to court documents, it was during that time that a drunk Spector attempted to prevent Robitaille from leaving a party by putting the gun to her head and saying, "If you try to leave, I'll blow your fucking brains out."
But, hey, who can't hold their hand up and say that they haven't tried to stop a loved one from leaving a party by holding a loaded rifle to their head and threatened to splatter their skulls over everyone's lovely cocktail dresses at one point or another? As well as Robitaille, four other women are expected to testify that Phil Spector brandished weapons around them.
It's not all bad news, though – the judge at the Phil Spector murder trial has decided to exclude the testimony of a retired policeman who claims to have heard Phil Spector say that all women deserved to be shot in the head. So that just leaves the five women who Phil Spector may have actually pretended to shoot in the head, then.
That's nothing a lovely wig won't be able to fix, we're sure.