Ovitz sued by ex-employee over Pellicano


Arthur Bernier, a one-time employee of Michael Ovitz's now-defunct Artists Management Group, is suing Ovitz, disgraced private investigator Anthony Pellicano and others for alleged violation of his right to privacy.

The suit, filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court and circulated Thursday, claims that Ovitz hired Pellicano to uncover embarrassing information on Bernier after he was terminated and sued his former employer.

It alleges improprieties including disclosure of police records and seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.