Former Girlfriends Testify Against Phil Spector
May 8, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
A woman close to PHIL SPECTOR in the 1980s testified at his murder trial MONDAY (5/7) that once he suddenly turned "demonic," forced her at gunpoint into his bedroom and tried to have sex with her.
Veteran music talent coordinator DIANNE OGDEN told of the 1989 incident in which the famed record producer seemed to undergo a personality change as she tried to leave his mansion in PASADENA after a party. "He was screaming at me, the F-word," she said. "He wasn’t my PHIL, not the man I loved. It wasn’t him. He was demonic. It scared the hell out of me."
OGDEN was the second woman called by prosecutors trying to prove that SPECTOR’s pattern of threatening women with guns led to the killing of actress LANA CLARKSON, who was shot through the mouth at his ALHAMBRA mansion in 2003. SPECTOR, 67, has pleaded not guilty in the shooting. Defense attorneys have argued she shot herself.
Earlier in the trial, former SPECTOR girlfriend DOROTHY MELVIN testified that he threatened her with a gun and hit her on the head when she tried to leave his PASADENA home. She said she called police after fleeing but didn’t press charges.
On MONDAY, jurors heard expletive-laced phone messages from SPECTOR to MELVIN, telling her "be careful what you say to me because nothing you say is worth your life."