Apparently, tonight’s Inside Edition will feature a video made by Phil Spector in 2005 in which the producer defends himself against accusations that he was responsible for the death of actress Lana Clarkson. According to the Drudge Report:
Spector, now on trial for the murder, made the video in 2005 in his chess room where Clarkson was found dead. Spector originally intended to post it on his web site to defend himself against the accusations of murdering Clarkson.
He taped the video twice wearing two separate outfits including a Hawaiian shirt with shell necklace as well as a formal suit and denies having any part in the death of Clarkson.
Phil Spector: “She [Lana] may have accidentally taken own life. She may have purposefully taken her own life. She may have been eating the gun with her dancing.”
Phil Spector: “I don’t know why, when, how or where in what circumstance. She may have taken her own life – whether she planned to or not. It is not my responsibility to do that.”
Phil Spector: “What I do know I had nothing to do with her taking her own life”…
In the video he offers the women $100,000 to take a lie detector test. In the video Phil Spector holds up a signed check.
In the portion above–clearly taken during the “shirt n’ shells” portion of the shoot–Spector makes a pre-emptive strike at the women who would be testifying against him two years later: “It’s nonsense. They just want to get on Inside Edition. They just want to get on Entertainment Tonight. They just want to testify at the trial. And they just want to make money.” Somewhere, an EP at Extra is hanging his or her head in shame.