Ovitz added to Busch suit


Attorneys for former Los Angeles Times writer and ex-Hollywood Reporter editor Anita Busch have added Michael Ovitz as a defendant in a civil lawsuit connected to the criminal prosecution of private investigator Anthony Pellicano.

The amendment, filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court to her previously filed suit, adds the former Artists Management Group chief as a defendant without elaboration.

At the heart of Busch's suit is the charge that Pellicano was behind improper surveillance and intimidation allegedly meant to discourage her from reporting activities at the Times.