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A Private Dick for 'Dieter'

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Aug 01, 2001 | 11:48am EDT

Austin Powers has hired a heavy-hitter to help solve his latest case. Anthony Pelicano, an infamous private investigator with a list of celebrity clients, has been hired by Mike Myers to dig up evidence in Myers' pending lawsuit against Universal over the aborted "Dieter" movie, according to Daily Variety.

Universal and Imagine Entertainment have filed separate lawsuits against Myers, saying he reneged on an agreement to write and direct the movie based on his "Saturday Night Live" character.

Last week, Myers filed a countersuit against Universal and alleged, among other things, that he had been stalked and harassed by a process server.

Known as a hardball investigator, Pelicano worked for Michael Jackson when the singer was under investigation for child abuse back in 1993.

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