CA vs. Spector – Season 2 Prep & Zombie Lady Revisited
Posted by thedarwinexception on October 23, 2007
There was a production hearing yesterday in anticipation of the second season of that great summer hit show “The Phil Spector Trial”. Seems Spector hasn’t chosen his new “team” yet. Chris Plourd handed the judge 2 documents that were ultimately sealed by the court which outlined the financial arrangements and defense attorneys that Spector is working on. Since the documents were sealed due to their “financial nature”, I’m thinking they could be documents relating to loans or such that Spector is trying to secure to pay for his new attorneys. Guess the legal community is wising up after the Shapiro fiasco and demanding their retainers up front and with contracts outlining payment schedules. And you kind of knew that Spector would be running out of money soon – you can’t be hiring 3 different whiz bang defense teams and some of the best testi-money defense forensic witnesses in the world and expect to be able to keep this level up every year. Something’s gotta give eventually, and it looks like Spector’s bank account is the next victim.
But, in the end, we still don’t know who Spector is in negotiations with, although it is reportedly “some unknown Californian attorney”, referred to in court yesterday only as “Mr. X” – (or “Mrs. X”, Plourd offered), and we probably won’t know until November 6th, the date of the next hearing.
So, another delay, and more delays likely, since whoever “Mr. or Mrs. X” is, they can certainly appeal to the judge for several delays to get “caught up” on the case. Fidler himself intimated yesterday that this would probably be likely when he took Spector’s waiver of the “60 day” trial date, and said that a new team would probably need more time to prepare. If the judge is expecting more delays, I think it’s safe to say that we can count on them.
Oh well, more time for us to reacquaint ourselves with the trial and the issues and evidence and players.
In OTHER news, remember how I thought it was a GOOD thing that the county finally came and Zombie lady could finally stop fucking OBSESSING about their imminent visit? Yeah, well, that didn’t turn out to be a dead issue. Yesterday afternoon, not an hour after the county finally left, with a nice cleared portion of the backyard and the creek behind them, I hear a knock on the door. Since I was quite sure it wasn’t going to be another inquiry into when the “Creek guys” were coming, I made the mistake of answering it. It was the zombie lady, and now she was here to ask “Akeem – are they all finished – are they coming back or all they all done?”
Rather than stand there and have a nervous breakdown, since I have now decided that the only reason I can have a panic or anxiety attack is if I *ALLOW* someone to get me that stressed out, and I am not going to allow it anymore, I took a very, very deep breath, counted to five and said to zombie lady very calmly “Look, did they come and knock on your door when they left and tell you if they were finished or if they were coming back?” And she said “No, this is why…” Then I cut her off and said “So why do you assume they knocked on my door and let ME know?” Then I calmly but firmly shut the door.
Much, much healthier than having my blood pressure rise, and sweating and shaking and getting a migraine and having rapid heart movement. And much more legal than SHOOTING HER IN THE FACE, I suppose. I don’t have the money Spector has to hire three high falutin defense teams, although I probably could get Michael Baden to come and testify that my shooting her in the face didn’t kill the zombie lady, that she died of liver failure at that very second. He says that kind of shit, you know.