Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper claims she knew Elizabeth Taylor was going to leave husband no. 4, Eddie Fisher for future husband no. 5 (and 6) Richard Burton, and she tried to be the first to break the story but her lawyer wouldn’t allow it to be printed! He was not only Hedda’s lawyer, but also Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s! He felt it would be too embarrassing to have have to sue her since he represents all three of them.
Source: Fifty Years of Movie Gossip, The Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 3 1963, Page 32