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Manson reaches out to Spector in prison

July 31, 2009 10:51:07 PM PDT
Charles Manson is reaching out to Phil Spector in prison, and on Friday, Spector's wife Rachelle revealed the rest of the story."My whole world was taken out from underneath me. I mean, my best friend, my husband and the person I care most about in the whole world," Rachelle said.

Rachelle Spector describes the emptiness she feels now that her husband, legendary record producer Phil Spector, sits behind bars after being convicted of second-degree murder in the death of actress Lana Clarkson.

She last saw Spector on May 30 at the county jail, and she won't be allowed to see him again until an eight week classification process has passed.

"He's 69 years old. He's very fragile and a little sickly man, and I mean, I did everything for him and took care of him, and I feel so bad," she said.

Rachelle said she's worried about her husband. He was apparently upset after allegedly receiving a handwritten note signed by Charles Manson that read, "Come over to my house."

"He said, 'You're the greatest producer who ever lived,' and I think it is well documented that Manson was a real wannabe music performer," said longtime friend and publicist Hal Lifson.

The California Department of Corrections is downplaying the note and doubting its authenticity, saying Spector and Manson are in two different prisons.

Lifson and Rachelle addressed the audience at the Egyptian Theatre, which was screening The Big T.N.T Show, a live concert filmed in Hollywood in 1965 and produced by Phil Spector.

Rachelle says she wants to her husband's legacy to live on, and she brushes off the criticism about why she married a man 40 years her senior who has appeared at times to be bizarre.

"It's really sad that people judge on looks," she said. "I like how he looks. I love everything about my husband, hair, no hair, whatever, and that's the bottom line."

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