Former associates of both Pellicano and Paramount chief Brad Grey tell Vanity Fair that the dealings between the two men were extensive, and a former Brillstein-Grey executive says Grey used Pellicano for work on behalf of any number of his clients, including Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, and the late Chris Farley. “There wasn’t a day that I didn’t hear the words ‘Anthony Pellicano’ come out of Brad’s mouth,’’ this executive says. “He would be using him for this client or that client. This one had a problem that only Tony could solve. It was disgusting. Here is this big management firm and they’re using a street thug to clean up problems for some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.’’ (A spokesman for Grey maintains that Grey was “casually acquainted with Pellicano. Mr. Grey never hired Pellicano or recommended to his clients … that they hire him. Mr. Grey had no knowledge of any illegal activity by Mr. Pellicano.”)
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