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Chuck Philips [click to read], the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter whose story in the Los Angeles Times connecting Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond and Puff Daddy to Tupac‘s shooting at New York’s Quad Studios was retracted earlier this year, is leaving the paper.
Philips is among the 150 editorial staff who are departing either through buyout or lay off, Kevin Roderick wrote on his LAObserved.com blog on Tuesday, adding that Philips requested and was given a buyout. An e-mail to Philips seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned.
Philips was the author of a controversial, two-part article published in September 2002 that concluded Tupac was murdered by a member of Compton-based Southside Crips in retaliation for his stomping out of Crip Orlando Anderson in the lobby of MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The article quoted anonymous sources that claimed Notorious B.I.G. was in Vegas and colluded with the Crips to murder ‘Pac. Continue reading