LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles hotel is suing Phil Spector, his wife and agent for failing to pay more than $100,000 in accommodations for lawyers and expert witnesses in his murder trial.
In court papers filed Wednesday, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites allege the defendants agreed in a written contract to reserve rooms for the duration of the trial. The lawsuit claims that by the time Spector's trial ended with a hung jury in September, the defendants owed the hotel more than $104,000.
The lawsuit alleges fraud, breach of written contract and other charges.
Spector faces a second trial in the murder of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in 2003. The producer is known for his "Wall of Sound" recording technique.