The embattled producer is being sued by the mum of the woman found dead at his Beverly Hills mansion...
Music producer PHIL SPECTOR is facing legal action from the mother of the actress he has been accused of killing.
Donna Clarkson, whose daughter Lana, was found dead in the legend’s home in February 2003, is seeking unspecified damages in a civil action.
The legal action accuses Spector of murdering the actress at his LA home, reports the BBC.
Spector is currently free on $1million bail and is awaiting trial. The 64-year-old has denied the killing, saying Clarkson’s death was accidental.
Donna’s legal action, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, also accuses Spector of negligence and battery, alleging he “grabbed, hit, fought with and restrained” Lana before shooting her to death.
Her lawyers said in a statement: “The Clarkson family had hoped that there would be some resolution with regard to the criminal proceedings before moving forward with the civil action.
“However, Ms Clarkson and her family understand that the fair administration of justice takes time and in light of the numerous changes Mr Spector has made in his legal defence team over the last two years, Ms Clarkson was forced to file the action before (the statute of limitations expired) on 3 February 2005.”
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge is expected to set a trial date later this month for Spector, who was indicted on murder charges in September.