Retired detective testifies Phil Spector used obscenity against women at Joan Rivers' parties

Other News Materials 4 November 2008 04:27 (UTC +04:00)

A security guard for Joan Rivers has testified that music producer Phil Spector was ejected from two of the star's Christmas parties for brandishing a gun and declaring that all women should be shot, the Associated Press reported.

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

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

Spector is being retried on charges of murdering 40-year-old actress Lana Clarkson, who died of a gunshot in Spector's mansion in 2003. The jury in Spector's first trial deadlocked last year on a 10-2 vote with the majority favoring conviction on second-degree murder.