Phil Spector: Not A Fan Of “Scumbags”

noah | August 20, 2009 10:30 am

A letter from incarcerated record producer Phil Spector to a friend (and forwarded by the Wall Of Sound builder’s publicist to the fine people at Page Six) reveals that the man has a slightly inflated opinion of himself, and not the best grasp on other people who are incarcarated with him. In the missive, Spector—who’s serving out a life sentence for killing actress Lana Clarkson—is pretty peeved that he’s been put on the same level, and in the same correctional facility, as family leader Charles Manson and Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan. The only problem? Those two are actually locked up two miles away from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, where Spector is currently serving time. In other news, Spector’s wife Rachelle has been making twice-weekly visits to visit her husband, sneaking in food so he doesn’t have to lower himself by eating with the “scumbags” who are skulking the halls of the jail on an eternal quest for 39-cent bags of soup. And yes, unlike the Twitter account from a few months ago, all of these rantings are 100% real. Kind of hard to tell the ironic-comic difference, no? SPECTOR’S ‘KILLER’ COMPLAINT [Page Six]