I See Tori Spelling As The Witness

When will E! stage a Jackson Trial-style re-enactment of the Paris Hilton deposition transcript? Because seriously, there hasn't been a 200-page, skank-related legal document this readable since the Starr Report:

Q. Let me just take a step back because I didn't ask about what Val Kilmer had said about Zeta, if anything. did he speak negatively towards her? You might have said something.

MR STEIN: She reported that he said she was a crazy bitch.

THE WITNESS: That she was insane. She was a bad person.

MR BERRA: Did he ever provide any specific things that she had done or was it just a general--

A. No. We were just like walking in the lobby of the hotel. No, it wasn't the lobby of the hotel, it was the lobby in the boat.

Q. There is a lobby in the boat? [Paul Allen's boat, anchored at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival]

A. It's like a 500-foot yacht. It's insane.


Q...Do you recall sending Rob and e-mail before this one?

A. Maybe. I don't even remember.

Q. Okay.

A. That was the whole thing. I needed a dress-- I mean, I needed jewewlry and a dress.

Q. You had a dress, though?

A. Yeah, I did have a dress.

MR BERRA [the questioner, attorney for the plaintiff, Zeta Graff]: Marking the next exhibit in order, No. 6.

THE WITNESS: (Witness yawns.)

MR. BERRA: We have to do this every day.

THE WITNESS: I'd kill myself.


Q. [In an e-mail about a Graff diamond necklace, publicist Rob Shuter] refers to it as the "biggest f***off necklace you have ever seen." Do you remember receiving this e-mail?

A. Yeah.

Q. And you received it right around the same period of time?

A. Uh-huh.

Q. And then you responded back, adn correct me if I am wrong, "Love it! Zeta Graff will be so pissed." Do you recall writing that?

A. Yep.

Q. What was your--what was the reason that you wrote that?...

A. Just paris told me -- Paris's maid Kula told me that she knows all the jewelry and she would, like, freak out if I was ever wearing Graff jewelry. She had said that at some point. And then wehn i told paris, I was like, "Graff is bringing jewelry over." And was like, "Oh, she's going to be so pissed."...

Q. Okay. Can you read that back, Pam. (Record reads as follows: "Answer: Just Paris told me-- Paris's maid Kula told me that she knows all the jewelry and" --)

THE WITNESS: Not maid. Can you take "maid" out. That's rude. She's not a maid. Sorry. I don't want her to think that I called her a maid. She's not. Assistant.

MR STEIN [Hilton's attorney]: A keeper.

MR BERRA: Now she's not going to do any more housework.


MR BERRA: I believe that's it. Just give me 30 seconds.

(Discussion held off the record.)

MR STEIN: We will stipulate that the original can be delivered to our offices and if not signed and returned--within 30 days?

MR BERRA: That's fine with me.

MR STEIN: --it can be used as if it were signed for all purposes.

THE WITNESS: This is not going to the media, right?

pdf's of the deposition and email transcript are available in the sidebar at tmz.com

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