Phil Spector‘s daughter wants a judge to bang the gavel … to prevent tons of his music memorabilia from being sold to the highest bidder … and now she’s suing one of the biggest auction houses over it.
The late music producer’s only daughter, Nicole Spector, is suing Julien’s Auctions … claiming the items actually belong to her, so they have no right to sell them.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Nicole says she only recently found out about Julien’s “Music Icons” auction, which features 82 items the auction house has been promoting as coming straight from Phil’s estate.
Among the items … a letter from President Nixon, a baseball signed by Mickey Mantle, tickets from a 1966 Beatles concert, a book signed by Yoko Ono and tons of gold records and album cover plaques.
Nicole claims Julien’s told her they got the stuff from a woman named Sheryl Coughlan, who told them she got the property from Phil’s daughter. Problem is, Nicole says she never gave any of Phil’s property to Coughlan or anyone else.
In her suit, Nicole thinks her late father’s ex-wife Rachelle may be to blame … claiming she believes Rachelle misrepresented herself to Coughlan as Nicole when transferring the items.
Nicole claims when Phil divorced Rachelle, the judgment called for Phil to get all of his personal property back aside from a few specific items … but she claims Rachelle didn’t play ball and refused to turn over a bunch of Phil’s memorabilia to Nicole a few years later when Phil died.
As the executor of Phil’s estate, Nicole says the items up for auction are rightly hers … and she wants the court to step in and force Julien’s to hand over all of Phil’s stuff.