When Pellicano was arrested in November 2002 Fields spearheaded an effort to raise $$$ for Pellicano’s kids. “He left us with nothing. That’s why I became a real-estate agent,” Kat Pellicano tells Vanity Fair. The president of a major studio, who says he has given testimony before the grand jury, recalls that Fields told him, “Anthony has no money, and he’s not going to be able to take care of his kids. A group of us should pitch in and do something for him.” The studio president tells Vanity Fair that he and Pellicano subsequently spoke, “[and] he gave me a list of people to call.” Vanity Fair reports that the list numbered 20 to 30 people, and was a Who’s Who of Hollywood power players, including Ovitz and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Several of them promised to contribute, but as word of the wiretapping probe spread, all but the studio prez and a producer dropped out.
VF: H'wood Raised $$$ for Pellicano Kids
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