Hollywood Journalist Anita Busch Says She Was Raped by 2 Men With a ‘Message’ During Pellicano Saga

August 21, 2023

“I was given a strong message by them, which was: ‘If you report this, if you don’t stop helping law enforcement, we are going to come back and kill you or harm your family.’ And I believed it 100 percent,” she told THR. She did not directly blame Pellicano, but said “there’s no doubt in my mind that it had to do with the whole Pellicano case. As a young journalist from Illinois, Busch had already earned a dragonslayer reputation with stints at The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and as a freelancer writing critically about Michel Ovitz – a Pellicano client – for The New York Times. What happened next is a tale that will be told in Hollywood for time immemorial. An investigation into Pellicano led authorities to raid his office, where FBI agents discovered explosives, stacks of cash and wiretap equipment that led to his arrest and conviction on weapons charges.