Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Retired NYPD officer testifies at Spector retrial

LOS ANGELES – A security guard for Joan Rivers testified Monday in Phil Spector's murder retrial that the music producer was ejected from two of the star's Christmas parties for brandishing a gun and declaring that all women should be shot.

Rivers' manager, who dated Spector in the 1990s, also took the witness stand and told of being threatened by him with a gun.

Vincent Tannazzo, a retired New York City police detective who now occasionally works for Rivers, testified that Spector turned toward a woman leaving a party and said, "I ought to put a bullet in her head right now."

He also said Spector was "ranting" and used an obscenity to describe women.

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