GUMSHOE TO THE STARS: Anthony J. (The Pelican) Pellicano, a private investigator, was hired by Nathanson to track down rumors about the studio executive. Pellicano had a screen credit in the recent hit "The Firm." Pellicano has appeared as an expert witness analyzing audiotape recordings. He testified for the heavy metal group Judas Priest in a suit alleging that one of its albums contained subliminal messages.
THE LAWYER: Anthony Brooklier is defending Fleiss against pimping, pandering and drug charges. He is one of Los Angeles' most successful criminal lawyers and is known for meticulous preparation. Brooklier has represented accused gangsters, and has counted among his clients Elizabeth Adams, a former Beverly Hills madam who knows Fleiss and Nagy. Brooklier's father was the late Dominic Brooklier, Southern California's Mafia chieftain in the 1970s, who was imprisoned after being fingered by mob stool pigeon Aladena (Jimmy the Weasel) Frattiano.
THE MOVIE PRODUCER: Robert Evans says he was a family friend of Fleiss but did not buy sexual services from her alleged employees. Evans is a veteran of Hollywood, who enjoyed his greatest success in the 1970s when he supervised films such as "The Godfather" and "Love Story" at Paramount. He is trying to make a comeback now, after a 1980s cocaine conviction, but stumbled with his most recent effort, the controversial "Sliver."