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March 26, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The 23-year-old daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers pleaded innocent today to charges that she was involved in a violent Hollywood-based cocaine ring, and lawyers asked for psychiatric tests to determine whether she is competent to stand trial. Victoria Sellers, an actress and model featured nude in a 10-page photo layout in the April issue of Playboy magazine, was represented by former New Jersey Atty. Gen. Irwin Kimmelman and lawyer John Barry.
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September 26, 1997 | SHAUN HUBLER
We turned to the news the other day, and there was our little secret: No La-La-Land nuttiness. No tabloid noir. As has been the case for longer than anyone likes to let on, nothing was happening. Greater Los Angeles was failing to live up to its hype. The closest thing to a hot buzz was emanating from the mockingbirds in the orange trees. If you were new to this place, you might think we were in a lull. We aren't. Southern California has never been as uniformly action-packed as the riot-Heidi-O.
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January 26, 1995
Felony drug charges were filed Wednesday against the late actor Peter Sellers' daughter, who was arrested in West Hollywood this week after deputies allegedly found methamphetamine in her purse. Arraignment for Victoria Sellers, who turned 30 on Friday, was scheduled for Feb. 14 in Van Nuys Municipal Court. Bail of $20,000 was posted on her behalf, court officials said.
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January 17, 1996 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
So, your kid wants to be a star. Read this, then, as a cautionary tale. Or read it as just another strange Hollywood story. Perhaps you will find a lesson in it somewhere--that few pass through the portals of Tinseltown without getting slimed, or maybe that heroes turn up in the oddest places. Personally, what I glean is that Andy Warhol might have revised his celebrated length-of-fame theory had he ever come to know the tiresomely ubiquitous Victoria Sellers.
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January 26, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS
Felony drug charges were filed Wednesday against Victoria Sellers, Heidi Fleiss' friend and daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers. Sellers, 30, was arrested Monday in West Hollywood for possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of a controlled substance--diazepam--said Deputy Dist. Atty. Carol Fisch. She was also charged with one misdemeanor count of being under the influence of methamphetamine, Fisch said.
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October 6, 1993
Actress Victoria Sellers is scheduled to be arraigned today on a misdemeanor charge that she had a about an ounce of marijuana in her purse when police stopped a car in which she was traveling in Beverly Hills. Sellers, 28, the daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers, was cited but not arrested during the traffic stop on Aug. 28, according to a statement from the district attorney's office.
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March 27, 1986 | Associated Press
The 23-year-old daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a federal charge that she participated in an international cocaine ring allegedly led by her house mate and talent agent. Victoria Sellers, an actress and model, entered her plea before U.S. District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise through her attorney. Sellers, who is free on bail pending the outcome of the trial, did not speak during her arraignment in a packed courtroom. The trial is scheduled for May 13.
NEWS
June 3, 1986
A co-defendant in the Victoria Sellers drug ring case was found guilty in a Newark, N.J., federal court of conspiracy to possess and sell cocaine. Curtis (Zippy) Hunt, 25, of Venice, Calif., showed little reaction as the jury announced the unanimous verdict. He faces a maximum term of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when sentenced July 14. Hunt was one of six people arrested for running a drug ring that originated in Columbia and sold cocaine on both the East and West Coasts.
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April 14, 1987
An alleged cocaine ring enforcer convicted on the strength of testimony from actress-model Victoria Sellers was sentenced in Newark, N.J., to 20 years in prison. Philip (Pee Wee) Sena, 22, was convicted last month of conspiracy for acting as the strong-arm man for a Hollywood-based drug ring that tried to expand into New Jersey. The ring headed by Sellers' former manager, Reed Wallace, was broken up in 1985.
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June 28, 1988
The daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers and actress Britt Ekland was ordered Monday to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after she admitted having violated the terms of her parole for an earlier drug-related crime. Victoria Sellers, 23, of Hollywood, an actress and model, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge David Kenyon in Los Angeles to meet regularly with a psychologist for the duration of her parole, about two years.
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March 16, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scolding her sternly, a Municipal Court judge Wednesday sentenced Victoria Sellers, daughter of the late British comic actor Peter Sellers, to 180 days in jail for possessing enough methamphetamine to keep her awake for several days. "Miss Sellers, get a life," Judge Gregg Marcus told the teary-eyed, 30-year-old actress, magazine writer and onetime pal of convicted Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in a courtroom packed with photographers from British news organizations.
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January 26, 1995
Felony drug charges were filed Wednesday against the late actor Peter Sellers' daughter, who was arrested in West Hollywood this week after deputies allegedly found methamphetamine in her purse. Arraignment for Victoria Sellers, who turned 30 on Friday, was scheduled for Feb. 14 in Van Nuys Municipal Court. Bail of $20,000 was posted on her behalf, court officials said.
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January 26, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS
Felony drug charges were filed Wednesday against Victoria Sellers, Heidi Fleiss' friend and daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers. Sellers, 30, was arrested Monday in West Hollywood for possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of a controlled substance--diazepam--said Deputy Dist. Atty. Carol Fisch. She was also charged with one misdemeanor count of being under the influence of methamphetamine, Fisch said.
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June 30, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL
After spending 13 days in jail, Victoria Sellers was freed on her own recognizance Wednesday, her lawyer said. Sellers, the 29-year-old daughter of British comic actor Peter Sellers and actress Britt Eckland, had been held at Sybil Brand Institute on $100,000 bail after failing to appear for booking on a receiving stolen property charge. But, after postponing her preliminary hearing on the matter, Van Nuys Municipal Court Judge Michael S. Luros agreed to let Sellers go free.
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June 23, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Victoria Sellers was sent back to jail Wednesday after a judge declined to hold a hearing on her bail status. Defense attorney Barry Hammond had asked Superior Court Judge Stanley M. Weisberg to free Sellers, contending that a Municipal Court judge had illegally jailed her without bail. But bail was set at $100,000 on Tuesday. Weisberg said he would not overrule Municipal Court Judge Michael S. Luros without knowing what evidence he had heard.
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June 22, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing a wrinkled shift and jacket with the downscale "LA County Jail" label, celebrity offspring Victoria Sellers took the witness stand in Municipal Court on Tuesday and said five days at Sybil Brand Institute had taught her a lesson. She promised to obey the court if she were granted low bail. She shed a tear or two. But Judge Michael S. Luros was unmoved.
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June 30, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL
After spending 13 days in jail, Victoria Sellers was freed on her own recognizance Wednesday, her lawyer said. Sellers, the 29-year-old daughter of British comic actor Peter Sellers and actress Britt Eckland, had been held at Sybil Brand Institute on $100,000 bail after failing to appear for booking on a receiving stolen property charge. But, after postponing her preliminary hearing on the matter, Van Nuys Municipal Court Judge Michael S. Luros agreed to let Sellers go free.
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May 27, 1994 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actress Victoria Sellers, daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers and a confidante of accused madam Heidi Fleiss, has pleaded not guilty to charges of receiving property allegedly stolen during an armed robbery spree, authorities said Thursday. Appearing in Van Nuys Municipal Court late Wednesday, Sellers, 29, denied the single felony count and was released on her own recognizance.
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June 17, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The party's over, at least until Tuesday, for Victoria Sellers, the nightclub-hopping, celebrity progeny and longtime gal pal of alleged Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss. An irate Van Nuys Municipal Court judge, observing that "Miss Sellers has about as much interest in complying with the orders of this court as does a cat," ordered her jailed Thursday without bail after Sellers failed to show up this week for police booking on a charge of receiving stolen property. Judge Michael S.
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May 27, 1994 | THOM MROZEK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actress Victoria Sellers, daughter of the late actor Peter Sellers and a confidante of accused madam Heidi Fleiss, has pleaded not guilty to charges of receiving property allegedly stolen during an armed robbery spree, authorities said Thursday. Appearing in Van Nuys Municipal Court late Wednesday, Sellers, 29, denied the single felony count and was released on her own recognizance.
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