Paul Barresi is a former porn star turned private eye who has worked on Hollywood cases involving Michael Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barry Bonds, among other celebrities.
Barresi, who formerly worked for private detective Anthony Pellicano, was interested in commenting on Pellicano’s pending sentence for illegal wiretapping. Now working for Backstreet Investigations, he had plenty of other things to say about other Hollywood types what goes on behind the closed doors in an interview with FBLA.
FBLA: How long did you work for Anthony Pellicano.
Barresi: Off and on for almost ten years.
FBLA: Pellicano dealt with a lot of high profile Hollywood cases. Did you assist him with any involving celebrity?
Barresi: Yes, starting in 1993, with Michael Jackson and ending, on the day of his arrest, with a fire we were putting out for Tom Cruise.
FBLA: And in between?
Barresi: Let’s see, in between, there was Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Barry Bonds, to name a few.
FBLA: What did you do on Schwarzenegger?
Barresi: Searched for the names and addresses of his detractors. Anyone who may want to harm him, should he run for office.
FBLA: This was obviously before he was Governor.
FBLA: Did you make a list?
Barresi: A mile long.
FBLA: And, Stallone?
Barresi: I’m not at liberty to talk about that one.
FBLA: How about, Barry Bonds?
Barresi: The same song you always hear in Hollywood, but sung to a different tune. Some gold digger tried to shake him down by claiming that she was carrying his baby. It turned out not to be true.