Phil Spector ‘Files for Divorce’


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Phil Spector

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Phil Spector has allegedly filed for divorce from his wife Rachelle Short, amid reports that she is spending all of his fortune.

The music mogul married Short in 2006 while he was in jail and awaiting trial for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson.


After being found guilty of Clarkson’s murder in 2009, Spector was jailed for 19 years to life. He is currently serving his sentence at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton, California, and will be 88 before he is eligible for parole. In legal documents filed on Friday, Spector alleges that Short has been “spending like a mad woman,” TMZ reports. Included on the list of her alleged extravagant purchases are a $350,000 airplane, an Aston Martin, and a Ferrari. She has also apparently treated herself to expensive plastic surgery and jewelry, as well as buying her mother two homes. In addition, Short has reportedly only given Spector a $300-a-month stipend during his time behind bars. Spector, whose net worth is around $35 million has cited irreconcilable differences in the divorce papers, and also has requested that his daughter Nicole control his fortune.