The Pellicano Trial: Bert Fields Won't Be Taking the Fifth, Thank You Very Much

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The Pellicano Trial: Bert Fields Won't Be Taking the Fifth, Thank You Very Much

Tue Mar 25, 2008 @ 02:32PM PST

Posted by Matthew Belloni

Fieldsb_lit_20070131 Breathless bloggers at Radar Online and Deadline Hollywood Daily reported earlier today that LA superlawyer and frequent Anthony Pellicano employer Bert Fields would be exercising his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if asked to testify at the PI's trial.

Not so! Fields tells THR's Leslie Simmons:

"Well, I'm not," Fields adamantly says. "I have nothing to hide and I certainly am going to testify if they ask me to."

Fields says he has no idea why the prosecution (or whoever it was) said he would refuse to answer questions if called and says he hasn't even been subpoenaed. Of course, Fields' name has been mentioned frequently during the trial, and the legendary attorney says he's been following every detail of the proceedings.

So, how does Fields think it's going? Perhaps it's fitting that Fields has some legal advice for his former go-to private eye.

"Mr. Pellicano hasn't objected to a lot of evidence," Fields says. "There's  lot of material coming in that wouldn't if he had an attorney."

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