Rolling Stone reports on the Phil Spector murder trial of Lana Clarkson. - Rolling Stone
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The Phil Spector Trial: We Watch Court TV So You Don’t Have To (07/12)

WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY? Lana Clarkson’s “good friend” Jennifer Hayes-Riedl helped out the defense by testifying that Clarkson was depressed around the time she died of a gunshot wound at Phil Spector’s home. Why a “good friend” of Clarkson’s would be a witness for the defense was left unexplained, but Hayes-Riedl made a series of damaging claims concerning Clarkson’s drinking problem, her “anal retentiveness” and her post-firing depression. Hayes-Riedl wasn’t the most trustworthy witness, though: She had that “starred in too many Whitesnake videos” look about her, the prosecution exposed her less-than-perfect memory and it was evident that she was no stranger to the word “exaggeration.”

IS THIS GOOD OR BAD FOR SPECTOR? Both. Hayes-Riedl testified that Clarkson was not just depressed — she was “very, very, very depressed.” However, Hayes-Riedl also ruined future defense witness Punkin Pie’s credibility — yes, her name is Punkin Pie — by saying her friend Pie has a terrible memory and can’t remember anything.

HAIR & WARDROBE UPDATE: These hot summer temperatures didn’t prevent Spector from going all black with a red tie. Buoy/Afp/Getty


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