CRIME
03/21/2013 02:44 pm ET

Rachelle Spector, Phil Spector's Wife, Says HBO Movie Proves Husband's Innocence

Rachelle Spector has had a change of heart.

After criticizing a new HBO film about her husband as "inaccurate," the wife of iconic music producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector now claims the movie asserts his innocence, she recently told HuffPost Live.

"Seeing it on paper versus on the big screen is completely different," she said, after "sneaking in" to an early screening. "It wasn't as bad as I thought."

Rachelle previously denounced the film, arguing that its theatric liberties unfairly portrayed the murder case. She now believes that HBO, like herself, understands that Mr. Spector was falsely convicted.

Phil Spector, who is serving 19 years to life in prison, earned Hollywood esteem from producing records for groups including the Beatles, the Ronettes, the Crystals. He was convicted in 2009 of killing actress Lana Clarkson, who was found dead in his mansion in 2003.

"Phil Spector" premieres Sunday, March 24 at 9 p.m.

Watch the exclusive interview above to hear her review of the movie as HuffPost Live tackles the question: What do films owe to the people who inspire them?

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