Hollywood's Most Infamous Private Eye Spills the Beans

It's been five years since Ken Auletta, writing in The New Yorker, predicted that the then-ongoing federal investigation into illegal wiretaps carried out by "private eye to the stars" Anthony Pellicano would end up being "the biggest, and dirtiest, scandal in Hollywood's history."

It hasn't been, though not for a lack of trying on Pellicano's part, or on the part of the reporters who tried to make the case Watergate West almost as soon as FBI agents raided Pellicano's Sunset Strip offices back in 2002, where they found explosives encrypted, illegally recorded conversations, "the equivalent of nearly 2 billion double-spaced pages of text, enough to fill 245 rooms measuring 10-by-12-by-10 feet," according to the Los Angeles Times.

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