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Tarita Virtue

The Moral Subtext of the Bailout Debate

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathaniel Frank

While trickle-down economics theory can be used to mask a raw power grab, it is also a philosophy of moral superiority which many conservatives have come to truly believe.

Pellicano Trial: The Closing Arguments

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Bottom line is that only three people involved in the entertainment industry were charged in this case--despite the fact that almost all of Mr. Pellicano's clients were related to the entertainment business.

Pellicano Trial: A Computer Expert and a Government Witness Bashed

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Braun also went after the government's witness, Tarita Virute. As you probably don't recall at this point, Ms. Virtue was a one-woman Pellicano-bashing machine when she took the stand for the government.

Pellicano Trial: Spurned Lovers, Prostitutes and Cyber Geeks

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Mr. Pfeiffer told the courtroom that Mr. Pellicano was extremely effective against Ms. Finn. Mr. Pellicano confirmed that Ms. Finn was working as a prostitute at the time she was dating Mr. Pfeiffer.

Chris Rock And Anthony Pellicano's Secret Phone Call: The Tryst, The Tissue Of DNA And All The Details

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

**Scroll Down To Listen To The Complete Audio - My Exclusive Tape** Below is the entire 31-minute conversation in 2001 between Chris Rock and Anthony...

Pellicano Trial: Belittling Job Titles, Denigrating Office Size and Threatening Witnesses

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Aware that the only thing that matters more to people in Hollywood than the location of their parking space is their title, Pellicano went for the jugular, insinuating that Tarita Virtue's title was meaningless.

Pellicano Trial: Tarita Virtue In Tears, Puppies Abandoned and a Garry Shandling/Brad Grey Preview

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Tarita finished Pellicano off with an abandoned puppy story... With Gary Shandling taking the stand tomorrow, I'd guess that Brad Grey isn't looking forward to testimony about what was done to him.

Pellicano Trial: Tarita Virtue Back on the Stand, Spotlights Brad Grey and Chris Rock

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

The big bombshells started coming when Ms. Virtue testified that Pellicano had been hired by Brad Grey to find out information on a screenwriter who was suing Grey over credit involving the film Scary Movie.

Pellicano Trial: Tarita Virtue Takes The Stand

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

Tarita Virtue took the stand. She was kind enough to spell out her name for the clerk, noting that "Virtue" is spelled with a "V" as in Vegas.

Pellicano Trial: Tarita Virtue's Sexy Pictures, Juror Musings and Ed Masry

Allison Hope Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Allison Hope Weiner

When Mr. Hummel wanted to introduce some pictures of Ms. Tarita involved in some girl-on-girl semi-action, the judge put a stop to the whole sexy pictures portion of the trial.