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Paternity Suit Filed Against Anna Nicole

10/3/2006 12:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Anna Nicole baby drama just got legal as Larry Birkhead filed a paternity suit against Anna Nicole Smith, his lawyer said Monday. The suit is requesting a judge to order Anna Nicole return her daughter Dannie Lynn to California, submit to a paternity test and have mother and child tested for drugs.


In a statement released tonight by Birkhead's high-powered attorney Debra Opri, Birkhead is asking for legal and physical custody of the little girl, born September 7th.

According to the statement, Birkhead is "a first time father and he is responding to allegations made by attorney Howard K. Stern on behalf of Anna Nicole Smith" and "believes beyond any doubt that he is the father." Smith's lawyer Howard K. Stern announced last week on CNN's "Larry King Live" that he was the father of the child and that he and Anna Nicole had been in a relationship for some time.

Birkhead appeared live on with Rita Cosby on MSNBC tonight and declared, once again, that he is the father of the little girl. He told Cosby that he is "outraged and angry" and claims that Anna Nicole deliberately fled to the Bahamas to avoid custody and visitation discussions. Cosby also asked Birkhead about unsubstantiated claims that Anna Nicole was pregnant once before with a child of Birkhead's but then miscarried, but Birkhead refused to comment.

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1.

Sam    

I hate the sight of ANS I always have, there was just something about her, she's just so trashy and now look at her, she's hiding out as a squater in a house owned by a former friend who she is totally taken advantage of, she took drugs when she was pregnant and she's still off her face, she caused the death of her son; of that i'm almost certain and she was partying on a yacht having some stupid commitment ceremony; which isn't even legally binding for a start like a proper marriage, while her son's body lay abandoned and unburied in a funeral parlour and she lied about the paternity of her kid and HKS is a stupid c**t for going along with it. Well at least she stopped marrying rich, old gits for their money I guess.
From the president of the Anna Nichole Smith is a stupid, junked up bitch fan club.

2796 days ago
2.

Nina    

Sure, it is in your daughter's best interest that you keep appearing on just about every entertainment news program out there. She is not the mother of the year, but what kind of father are you?

Go back and play with Janet Jackson, little boy. You have the rest of us real parents "outraged and angry" at your conduct.

2851 days ago
3.

James    

Go baby daddy. This is just what is needed to rock some sense into this otherwise senseless unfolding of events.

2851 days ago
4.

Sarah    

And the plot thickens.....

2851 days ago
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James    

wouldn't be surprised if this baby goes out with SIDS. crazy crazy crazy

2851 days ago
6.

Ummmhmmm    

I think its all a crock !!

2851 days ago
7.

the wife    

Who in here really thinks that kid is Howard's? If it is, then there is no reason they can't come back and shove Larry Birkhead's allegations back down his throat. If they decide not to come back to face him, then we can all guess the truth....

2851 days ago
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James    

I'm a mother and grandmother and am very proud of Birkhead for taking action against these nutty people. It is outrageous what this woman and unethical lawyer are doing. If Birkhead is the father, let it be determined. If he is not, then he'll go quietly someplace else. But if he is the father, for the love of God, let him have the child. Get her away from crazy and crazier. And before some self righteous nimcompoop starts attacking and bashing me, let me state that I grieved for a week over Daniel's death. This insane behavior in the last ten days has washed all that away. I don't care what ANS and HKS do with their lives; they don't deserve to have another child's life wasted by their selfish antics.

2851 days ago
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melissa    

guess these people dont know about a little something called "birth control". Stupid people shouldnt be allowed to breed.

2851 days ago
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James    

you know, anna nicole doesn't know if her son is dead or alive, whether babydaddy #1 or babydaddy #2 is the father, whether she's married or just committed, is she an american living in the bahamas or a bahamian who works in amercia, sells birth or are they death pictures for a memorial - his or a celebration =hers. Welcome to the Anna Nicole Virtual Reality TV Show = The Twilight Zone.

2851 days ago
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Tommie    

IF LARRY INDEED SLEPT WITH ANNA NICOLE AROUND THE TIME THAT SHE BECAME PREGNANT AND THINKS HE COULD BE THE FATHER, HE HAS ALL THE RIGHT AND HE SHOULD DO A PATERNITY TEST TO SEE IF HE IS THE FATHER. THAT WOULD STOP ALL OF THE SPECULATION ABOUT WHETHER HE IS THE FATHER OR NOT. IF HE TURNS OUT NOT TO BE THE FATHER, THEN HE SHOULD BOW OUT GRACEFULLY AND STAY AWAY FROM ANNA NICOLE'S LIFE, BUT IF HE IS THE FATHER, THEN HE SHOULD STEP IN AS A FATHER AND DO WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE BABY GIRL. HE SHOULDN'T MAKE ANY DECISIONS ABOUT THE CHILD OUT OF SPITE OR TO GET EVEN WITH ANNA OR HOWARD. HE SHOULD ONLY DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE CHILD.

2851 days ago
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babykitkat43    

WHO BUSINESS IS IT ANY WAYS I WISH ALL U F PPL WOULD JUST LEAVE HER ALONE MY GOD HAS SHE NOT SUFFERED ENOUGH AND NOW THIS SHE CANNOT ENJOY THE CHILD SHE HAS LEFT FOR ALL U GOSSIPMONGERS WHAT IF UT WERE U ?

2851 days ago
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babykitkat43    

ANNA DONT PAY ANY ATTENION TO ALL THIS MESS I THINK U ARE A GOOD PERSON WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES ALL U PERFECT PPL

2851 days ago
14.

kathleen    

Ladies and gentleman, we will be experiencing a bumpy ride ahead. Please be sure to strap on your seatbelts for the upcoming turbulence.
Post #7--I agree with you wholeheartedly. If he is willing to step forth and BE A PROPER FATHER, by all means, BE A DAD. No telling what will happen to this poor girl left in the hands of Anna and her crazy attorney.

2851 days ago
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Michael    

It's better to find out who the father is now rather than wait years.

2851 days ago
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