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Mother_Marjorie
Apr 14th, 2007, 01:10 AM
Stern sues Anna Nicole Smith's mother's lawyer
POSTED: 7:22 p.m. EDT, April 13, 2007

• Smith's boyfriend says Virgie Arthur's attorney defamed him
• John O'Quinn said that Stern murdered Smith, lawyer says
• Judge tells Arthur, Larry Birkhead to devise baby-visitation plan
• Stern says Birkhead "doing a great job" with baby Dannielynn

(CNN) -- Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's attorney and partner, filed a defamation lawsuit Friday against the lawyer for Smith's mother.

The suit, filed in federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, alleges John O'Quinn, attorney for Virgie Arthur, defamed Stern in statements made on television after the actress' death in February.

"The lawsuit focuses on Mr. O'Quinn's recent appearances on a number of national television shows in which he has made public accusations of murder and other misconduct against Mr. Stern in connection with the Anna Nicole Smith case," according to a statement released by Stern attorney L. Lin Wood of Atlanta, Georgia.

Wood specifically cited a February 21, 2007, interview from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the Fox News show "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."

"As stated in the complaint filed today, Mr. O'Quinn's accusations against Mr. Stern are false and Mr. Stern seeks to hold him accountable through the civil justice system."

O'Quinn could not be reached for comment Friday.

In the Bahamas on Friday, attorneys in the custody case surrounding Smith's 7-month-old daughter said the judge wants Larry Birkhead -- declared Tuesday to be the child's father -- and Arthur to come up with a plan regarding access to the child.

The two were supposed to meet Thursday but did not. The judge told the parties to get together and appear in court next Friday.

O'Quinn told CNN's "Larry King Live" earlier this week that Arthur would not seek any sort of guardianship for baby Dannielynn after Birkhead's paternity was revealed.

After the custody hearing, Stern said Birkhead has been visiting Dannielynn at Stern's home, where she has been staying since Smith's death.

"At least informally, the transition period has already begun," Stern said. "Larry spent the majority of the last days over at the house getting to know Dannielynn. He's been changing diapers, he's been feeding her, he's been playing with her, and if you ask me, he's been doing a great job."

Stern, who is listed as the girl's father on her birth certificate, initially was battling Birkhead in court over paternity until DNA results proved the child was fathered by Birkhead.

A hearing regarding the formal transfer of custody is scheduled for next Friday.

"If it were up to me, the formal order in terms of giving Larry full custody would have occurred today, but unfortunately it didn't," Stern said.

selesfan1
Apr 14th, 2007, 03:47 AM
Let's see, Stern is a public figure soo... he has to prove malice which could be hard to do, it would depend on the videos and appearances of virgie's lawyer. This action could have been filed in the Bahamas however,and thus be subject toBahamian law( which I have no idea about) but if it is anything like British Law ( which I imagine it is) Stern has a much better chance of winning the action.

darrinbaker00
Apr 14th, 2007, 03:56 AM
In order to sue for defamation of character, one must first have character.....

disposablehero
Apr 14th, 2007, 05:33 AM
This was bound to happen. It's fairly obvious the guy Stern is a pure wad, but you simply don't go sprinkling irresponsible accusations of murder around in the media. Based on what I have no idea. A few drug prescriptions in his name? EVERY pill-popping celebrity surrounds themselves with enablers who procure for them.

timafi
Apr 14th, 2007, 12:39 PM
that lady didn't need the help of anyone when she was using
she was an addict way before she met HS
stop making excuses for her;as if she were a kid being forced to take cold medicine
as for Stern,I would sue that old bitch too
you don't go yapping around about someone killing your kid when you have NO fucking proof

*JR*
Apr 14th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Still obsessed with anything related in any way to the bimbo, huh "Swami"? :lol:

Vlover
Apr 14th, 2007, 04:18 PM
Still obsessed with anything related in any way to the bimbo, huh "Swami"? :lol:

What's even more ironic is that one of the most famous "ho" in America was white, blond and had implants. The irony also is that it's individuals like her that the rappers are really talking about and not women who are getting an education and doing all the necessary things to progress in life.:tape:

Please note she was dubed a pop culture icon by the white own and run media that is now so outraged about rap. Talk about double standards. I wander who in all this have clean hands.:rolleyes:

Anyway this is smarmy for you if it isn't anything pertaining to black people she's fine with it.:help: