One of the most unsettling aspects of the Pellicano trial is the way in which Anita Busch, the reporter who is at the center of the case, has suffered professionally.
As detailed in March 24 New York Times article and as repeated in court yesterday, Busch had her phones bugged, she was intimidated and threatened -- and yet, many at the time found it hard to believe her.
Let me pause here to say Busch is not the only female entertainment journalist who has been called crazy or difficult -- I have also heard those terms flung at Nikki Finke and Kim Masters -- (but never at male entertainment reporters). Regardless, the Pellicano case is a tremendous vindication for Busch.
Or at least it should be.
Busch told the court that she could not continue as a journalist, and further that she had decided that she would not be writing a book about her experiences. As reported in Variety, she said, "There will never be a book."
I would urge her to reconsider. This is her story. Perhaps her greatest story. Writing is what she does & no one can tell this story, and her story, as she can. She should take whatever her time she needs, and then start to write. No one would think her crazy for doing so.