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Music producer Phil Spector, currently serving a 19-year-sentence in a state prison facility in California, has filed for divorce from wife number three, Rachelle, claiming that she’s spending the couple’s money as fast as she can get her hands on it. Spector, 76, is believed to be worth more than $35 million.
According to Spector, his wife, a 35-year-old former singer, has purchased two homes for her mother, as well as a Ferrari, an Aston Martin, a $350,000 plane and other items. He says she’s now in the market to purchase her own private jet. Lamenting that he’s only getting about $300 each month while incarcerated, Spector has asked the court to appoint his daughter, Nicole Audrey Spector, to handle his finances.
Inside sources say that Spector, known for creating the famed “wall of sound” that characterized such hits as the Ronettes’ 1964 classic “Be My Baby,” has been in declining health over the last few years. He was sentenced to serve time after he was convicted in 2009 of killing actress Lana Clarkston at his home nearly a decade earlier.
Rachelle Spector, who has consistently maintained that Spector is innocent of the murder charges, says it makes no sense that she would now be trying to fleece Spector. “Gold diggers don’t hang around for 10 years, ” Mrs. Spector told reporters.
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