Motions are being filed as the case moves toward selection of a jury and the start of testimony. Jackson also sought to exclude an unfinished memoir found in Clarkson’s home computer in which she discussed using cocaine in her youth and DVD clips of Clarkson acting in TV and movies, holding a gun and appearing in scenes with implied sexual content. Jackson said there was no evidence that the guns in the scenes were real. “The most obvious point, however, is that the victim … is acting. She is in scenes created by others, speaking lines written by others, and conducting herself as directed by others,” the motion said. “Those characters are not Lana Clarkson any more than Sir Anthony Hopkins is Hannibal Lecter.” Prosecutors allege Spector – creator of the “Wall of Sound” that revolutionized the recording of rock music – shot Clarkson to death. The coroner’s office called it a homicide, but also noted that Clarkson had gunshot residue on both of her hands and may have pulled the trigger. Prosecutors in the Phil Spector murder case asked a judge Friday to limit personal attacks on shooting victim Lana Clarkson by the defense, including witness statements alleging the actress was suicidal because of a declining career, that she was an expert in handling firearms and had a history of drug use. Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson said in court documents that the defense “will attempt to attack the character of victim Lana Clarkson by painting her as the kind of person who might kill herself, despite a medical history showing no depression or suicidal” ideas. He said the evidence is prejudicial, irrelevant and inadmissible on multiple grounds. Clarkson was shot to death Feb. 3, 2003, in the foyer of Spector’s suburban Alhambra home. Best known for her role in the 1980s cult film “Barbarian Queen,” she was a nightclub hostess at the time of her death. Spector has pleaded not guilty and has suggested the shooting was an accident. The prosecutor also said that the defense has been tardy in revealing the statements of some witnesses and should be precluded from calling them to the stand. Among them is a woman identified as “Punkin Pie” Laughlin, a friend of Clarkson. According to the motion, Laughlin asserts that the “victim was trained to handle guns because of her movie roles, felt humiliated by her job as VIP hostess at The House of Blues, used Vicodin recreationally and twice told Punkin Pie that she wanted to kill herself.” Prosecutors said the witness’ statements are speculation, improper opinion and conflict with an account she gave just after Clarkson’s death. They also noted the woman is trying to sell a book on her role in the case. The motion said the only drugs prescribed for Clarkson in recent years were for migraine headaches.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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