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Did Secrets Screw Phil Spector?!

6/10/2007 3:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Secrets Can Be MurderPhil Spector had 'em. So did Scott Peterson and Natalee Holloway. In fact, some of the most sensational trials of the last several years can usually be traced back to one thing: secrets!

"We have secrets and we have the same secrets that criminals have," says Jane Velez-Mitchell, author of the new book "Secrets Can Be Murder." Jane tells TMZ, "Sometimes the only difference between a criminal and a law-abiding citizen is that somebody found out the criminal's secret."

In the book, Velez-Mitchell looks at cases of the likes of Spector, Holloway and Peterson -- and the secrets that made these stories so sensational. And Velez-Mitchell says there is an easy way to avoid having your secrets blow up in your face: "Honestly is always an option, even when you don't think it is." See, your mom was right!

Secrets Can Be Murder is available now. Jane will be signing copies of her book at Book Soup in West Hollywood on June 14 at 7:00 PM.


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I checked out the URL shown under comments #16. As much as I am upset about the Natalee Holloway case I was disgusted by the multiple anti-semitic remarks that were posted throughout the URL. It was disgusting! TMZ should have deleted the URL out immediately. It's one thing to show possible conspiracies and suggestion on what happened, It's another thing to turn things into a Jewish conspiracy!!

2662 days ago


If it is proven Spector did shoot that actress, it would be his first hit in years!!!

2691 days ago


iI LOOK FORWARD TO READING IT .. Too true, secrets are what we preserve .. some of course have giant ones and killing works best for their insane minds

2691 days ago


She's been pushing this book for what seems like 2 years now TMZ

2691 days ago


"Honestly" is always an option?

2691 days ago

Mr. Matt    

"Honestly is always an option, even when you don't think it is."
"Honesty is always an option, even when you don't think it is."

2691 days ago


What??? What secrets did Natalee Halloway have?

2690 days ago


I wonder if OJ had secrets.

2690 days ago


What was Natalee Holloway's secret? TMZ makes it sound like she had something hiding in her closet. MAybe I missed something. Does anyone know?

2690 days ago


To #12 I don't think Natalee Halloway had any secrets. Maybe she was just too nice and trusting and looked for the good in someone which conflicted with her sixth sense which should have been: run like hell away from strangers. I think her friends know something and no one is talking. Watch them wait 20 years, then it will be too late. Someone has to be accountable for something. I will vacation in the USA from now on and no where outside of this country, I do not feel safe.

2690 days ago


No one is completely safe anywhere. We need more self awareness. When people use drugs or alcohol, we don't have that sixth sense. We have to know ourselves and avoid second guessing ourselves. If something doesn't feel right, then it's not right. If it sounds like a duck, its a duck or an asshole.

2690 days ago


Is "honesty is always an option" another way of saying
deny everything - make counter- accusations? LOL

2690 days ago


That’s enough! Boycott The Peoples’ Court (Harvey Levin’s show) and its advertisers until he cleans this website up and stops appearing all over television supporting Paris Hilton and talking about how wrong it is that she is in jail.

What a sad excuse for a “lawyer”, if he even really is one.

2690 days ago


I had the same question as #12. Natalie Holloway? She didn't murder anyone and to suggest that her secrets got her (supposedly) killed... well I've been following that story since it broke a couple years ago and I didn't hear about any big secrets. She was only 17 I think and just on a class trip and probably made a judgment error in who was good company that night.

2690 days ago


Errr....since when is Natalee Hollaway a criminal with a secret?

2690 days ago
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