Spector's Wife To Continue Legal Fight

PHIL SPECTOR's wife RACHELLE SHORT has vowed to continue her fight to clear her husband's name - insisting the convicted murderer is innocent of killing actress LANA CLARKSON in 2003.
The legendary music producer, 69, was convicted of killing Clarkson in April (09) and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.
The star's legal team has put together an appeal in a bid to have the verdict overturned.
Short has been informed the chances of winning the appeal are slim, but she's determined to battle on until her husband is free.
She says, "I believe he is innocent and will fight for ever to clear his name. His prints were not on the gun, there was no gun residue on his hands, he had only one tiny fleck of blood on his shirt and he was wearing white. There was no way he could have done it.
"We have already launched the appeal into his conviction. I have been told that, statistically, very few murder cases are overturned on appeal, but I have to keep my faith in the justice system. I won't rest until my husband comes home. He knows I am behind him 100 per cent."
Short has previously spoken out about Spector's ordeal in prison, claiming inmates are treated "worse than animals," but she admits it's not the jail conditions which is causing him the most pain. The star is still suffering from his two sons' decision to testify against him during the trial.
She adds, "His kids have caused him the most pain. His two eldest sons, Lois and Gary, testified against him in court - that hurt him badly."


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Tags: Phil Spector - Lana Clarkson


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Contact Music,When you print "news" like this, a lot of times the AP wire picks up on it and then people like me have to counter what's written. Really wish you'd stopposting whatever Hal Lifson wants you to!Rachelle Short is nothing but a gold digger. She is merely playing a role. She hasn't battled for anything except jockeying for her position and for $ she feels is hers. Showing up at a movie premiere having nothing to do with Spector, giving flimsy interviews and not even being able to show us real tears. You guys have got to stop printing this crap, please. It's hurting my eyesight and making my stomach turn. LOOK AROUND. Everytime there's a story on Spector, 99.5% of the time the responses are NEGATIVE. That should be telling you, Rachelle and Hal Lifson something!Rachelle Spector = FAKE WIFE WHO COULD CARE LESS ABOUT PHIL OR HIS LEGACY.WAKE UP! SHE'S NO MOTHER THERESA! Please for the love of God, stop printing this crap. You do so manyREAL loyal wives who are TRULY fighting for their husbands in prison a GRAVE disservice!
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I could not agree with the prior poster more.This RASH is doing not only doing a disservice to other mothers, but to those she lies about. I would like, the next time she claims that either myself or my twin ever testified against our father, to have those dates printed.We were never even given the chance to testify for our our father, nor against.I do not appreciate this site allowing her to defame me or my brothers.
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I FOLLOWED BOTH TRIALS----NONE OF THE SPECTOR MALE CHILDREN TESTIFIED.WHO "WROTE" THIS ARTICLE?
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I support Phil Spector. Unfortunately, Rachelle Spector is part of the package. Or does she really have to be?If we who support Phil can't stand Rachelle doesthis make us any less loyal? I don't think so.The FACT is Rachelle Spector turns his own FANS OFF!That chick Sandra wrote a whole post about her.I did too, so did others.Hal Lifson as a PR person---if he has any knowhowwill realize this woman is a liability, but sinceshe writes the checks he can't say anything badabout her. His hands are tied. But he could stopaccepting her money and do the right thing.Phil's hands are tied somewhat. Even if he knowslike we all do that she's a good for nothing, he'sdefinitely not going to tell anyone the truth tilthis whole sad excuse for a marriage is dissolved.But even Phil could divorce her now and do the right thing.Contactmusic's hands aren't tied at all. Theycould do the right thing right now and stoppublishing this crap.I sent Phil a letter from my hometown in PA(Beaver Falls) about this exact issue!Sincerely,Jonathan
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WOAH-Gary and Louis (nice spelling people by the way) NEVER testified against their father. This is a well-known fact. Gavel to gavel-there was no testimony from either son. Nicole Spector testifiedand that's it as far as siblings are concerned.I can't believe Rachelle spouted out such complete and utter nonsense and you guys printed it.Clueless Chelle is right. CC's post on Sprocket's page says you guys have a tendency to be picked up by the AP and other wire sources.SHAME ON YOU, Contact Music for printing a complete and outright lie! Hal Lifson ought to be held accountable as well. Gary and Louis, I apologize this was ever printed and you two had to ever read it. And I apologize the rest of us are exposed to it as well.
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This is Sandra, to clear my name, yes i did post about Rachelle, and i was probably right about alot of it but i did write phil and explained that i just didnt see any true emotions as far as her behavior right after the conviction,but really who are we to tell him what to do,she comes along with phil and if we are true fans then we accept the wife.and i support phil still the end, praying for his appeal
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Hey Reality Check,I totally see where you're coming from-thanks for elaborating on it. Speaking of elaboration have you seen this? Go to gawker.com and you'll see the story on top.I tried to leave a comment but it hasn't posted yet.Wow!
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Hey Sandra,You can try to go back on your words, but they were seen by a lot of people and you had some pretty strong opinions that you voiced and we applauded.Now you're going back on what you said?TBH, it's obvious you're just doing it to make Phil happy. I don't mean this as an insult, because a lot of people around him are doing the same thing. But hey, don't imply I am any less LOYAL as a fan for having my own opinion of her and keeping it and not swaying it out of fear of falling outta the guy's favor.
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I am appalled by the total lies that are following Rachelle Spector around. She does not come across as a loving wife, awaiting her husband's appeal and she is certainly doing him no favours going around talking this nonsense, which we all know to be false and downright lies. As has said before, Gary and Louis DID NOT testify in either of their father's trials and this is total nonsense. What does she think is going to gain from this, for herself or her husband, who may have no ideal what she doing so. She is flaunting herself around at premieres, in inappropriate dresses and redecorating their home and saying this is just a 'stage' in her life. A murder trial is not usually a stage in anyone's life and she needs to start taking this seriously and really get behind her husband or leave him to it. Yes, I am a Spector supporter, but I cannot support Rachelle or Hal Lifson, in this ridiculous campaign of LIES.
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Nicky,Right on, Sister. Nice to see a fellow Phil fan who isn't tryin' to kiss his *ss. Someone who sees Chelle for what she truly is and isn't afraid to say so. What's up with this fear factor with his fans? There's some weird phenomena going down where his fans and friends who surround the guy act too whipped to say anything. It's like he's some fragile egg they're afraid of breaking. Like he can't handle the truth. Anyone who really believes Chelle needs their eyes, ears and brains checked.
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