Then Spector’s young wife, Rachelle, stood before the cameras and mikes and was asked how she felt. “My reaction is, ‘Oh, my God, I cannot believe this,’” she answered, anger slowly building in her voice. “My husband has been tried in [the court of] public opinion and not in the courtroom. This is a miscarriage of justice. This is a sad day for all. The Clarksons have lost a daughter and a sister, but I have lost my husband and my best friend. My husband did not shoot Lana Clarkson, and it’s unfortunate that people cannot admit that a family member could kill themselves.”
It was one last dig at Lana Clarkson, but one that Donna and Fawn did not hear, for they’d left the building long ago. The Clarksons are not through with Phil Spector, though, for with his conviction they will finally move forward with a civil suit charging him with responsibility for Clarkson’s death.