Phil Spector filed a lawsuit against the City of Alhambra from inside jail on Wednesday, claiming his house, where his wife still lives, is being destroyed by a local government construction project, TMZ is reporting. Along with his wife, the record producer filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, saying the house, where he murdered actress Lana Clarkson in 2003, is being demolished.
Spector’s lawsuit states that the City of Alambra, where the house is located, commissioned a construction project on the hill where the house is located. The project has allegedly caused the wall that supports the hill to start cracking.
The cracked wall has led to landslides and land-sinking problems, causing significant damage to the house, Spector is claiming. The songwriter is suing for unspecified damages to cover the expensive repair costs, as well as compensation for loss of property value. The City of Alhambra has yet to publicly comment on the case.
The house is known for being the location where Spector shot Clarkson in the foyer. In 2009, he was convicted of killing her, although he insisted that the actress shot herself. He was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison.
Written by: Karen Benardello