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Did Anna Nicole Commit Birth Fraud?

11/7/2006 1:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole SmithAnna Nicole Smith tried to persuade a sterile man to put his name on her newborn baby's birth certificate, according to a sworn affidavit.

Unimpeachable sources tell TMZ that Ben Thompson, a real estate mogul who briefly had an affair with Anna Nicole last year, signed an affidavit in the brewing paternity conflict over Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern. We're told in the document, Thompson swears that during her pregnancy Anna Nicole tried to convince him that he was the daddy. That's when Thompson informed her it was impossible because he had a vasectomy.

We're told according to the document, Smith then fessed up and told Thompson that Larry Birkhead, her ex-boyfriend who is currently fighting Smith to establish his paternity, was indeed the father. Sources say in the affidavit, Thompson claims Smith told him that Birkhead got her pregnant and repeated that statement several times thereafter.

Thompson's statement is the second sworn affidavit claiming that Smith copped to Birkhead as the father. As TMZ first reported, Laurie Payne, once a close friend of Smith's, also claims that the former Playboy Playmate told her that Birkhead was the daddy.

We're told in Thompson's affidavit, he claims he was in the Bahamas shortly after Dannielynn's birth. Thompson says that Anna Nicole asked him repeatedly if he would put his name on the birth certificate as the father, even though Smith knew he wasn't. Thompson says he refused to cooperate, and Smith subsequently had her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, sign as the father.

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As u taught me    

I Work in U. S. Family Court

Tru, you are thinking of all this DNA Legal mumble jumble. In Family Court the judge has to take everything into consideration including character. That is why parents wanting custody of their children should go in front of the judge. By not going before the judge, which is the stand it seems ANS and HKS have decided to take, they are forcing family court to judge their character solely through Larry`s witnesses and by all these goings on in the news everyday. Just the interviews that ANS and HKS voluntarily did like Larry King and ET, make them look really bad.They do not even believe themselves that Howard is that child`s father and that is what will really get the judge`s attention. Body Language, voice tone, gestures, speech pattern,dishonesty, well I could go on and on, all of these things are what judges look at.

I do not see why it matters the who what and why of people coming forward the point is they did and it is to late to un-ring those bells. For what it is worth I think the mention of methadone in her son`s system as well as their behaviour after he died is what got people talking and comparing notes. It was their own fault!

AJ
Debra Opri could not just simply pick up the phone and call Anna to settle the DNA issue she had no choice and gave Anna and HKS fair warning as did Ben. Just like Virgie said Anna cuts people out of her life and will change her phone number if need be. People have no other way to let Anna know they mean business. Ceril Wecht the same thing! You began to wonder wait a minute how can all these other people be wrong and dishonest when the common denominator is always HKS and Anna.If Anna did not cut people off perhaps someone would of pointed out to them a long time ago these huge blunders they have made and could of possibly stoped all this. Judges have brains you know! You have to be concerned for that child first.

That is no life for a baby. If they continue to live in Ben Thompson`s house, do they not see how bad that looks in both family court and criminal court. If they get arrested in that stolen house or if they are living in it and turn themselves in at the PD, can you just imagine the headlines! If they really wanted to make a home for that child Dannilynn, a trailer in a nice park that they owned or rented would be a hell of a lot better than shacking up in that home and trying to con some elderly man for it. With bill collectors lining up and no power!! Tell me that has not already been brought up in court! Still they just hide out there and no power, give me a break!

They have too many fights going on with too many people. People like that just have no right to have a child. They will not get cusody of that baby. I have seen people with not even a forth of their troubles not get custody. The methadone and drugs are enough. Anna will MAYBE get supervised visits. Who knows what they will do with Howard with all the stunts he has pulled he is certainly in the dark about just what the word DAD means.This whole mess is just sab and no place for a baby!

2803 days ago
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JURY OF YOUR PEERS    

stupid mistakes people make on their way to family court ...
That was a GREAT post!!!!
Have you been over to the latest TMZ blog, "Cops have more questions for Howard?", and "Anna in the Dark..."?

2802 days ago
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As u taught me    

HIGH PRIORITY
I have had it with this Howard once and for all!
Does anyone know how to get a hold of Howard`s parents and sister? I would like to know if that is the way they raised him! How would he feel if someone did that to his parents and just turned around and laughed in their face? He thinks he is on another planet and forgot he has family back here. Do they even think that baby is their grand kid? Did he con them with his bull? Or do they know him well enough to see right through his cons like we all do? Did he cheat his way through law school? Who paid for his law school?

FOR GOD SAKES HOWARD GET YOUR LAZY NO GOOD FOR NOTHING @SS OUT OF THAT MAN`S HOUSE!!!!!! HOWARD MAN TO MAN HERE, YOU DO NOT TAKE ANOTHER MAN`S HOME!! WHAT DOES HOWARD THINK EVERY MORNING OHHHHHH GOODY ANOTHER DAY I CAN LAYYYYYYY AROUND WHILE THE ELDERLY OWNER OF THIS NICE BEACH HOUSE HAS TO WORK FOR WHAT HE OWNS!! YOU HAVE DONE WRONGGGGG GET OUT!! AND DO NOT THINK YOU WILL GET BY WITH THAT BOYS DEATH AFTER ALL THIS CRAP!!!! I DO NOT CARE IF YOU ARE GUITY OR INNOCENT I DO NOT WANT YOU AROUND TO DO THIS CRAP AGAIN!!! That is how I feel and have been feeling......it has gone to far!!! JW

2801 days ago
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JURY OF YOUR PEERS    

Notice in the recent Associated Press article about Anna getting the electricity turned back on (temporarily, until the judge rules that she does NOT own the Horizons home), that Anna’s Bahamian attorney Wayne Munroe stated AGAIN that Anna “is house hunting”.

Anna cannot produce a sales RECEIPT showing that SHE paid anybody for the Horizons home, and cannot produce a “GIFT” receipt for it either. The conveyance document that Howard alludes to is an INcomplete document that was never officially stamped and filed at the courthouse because Anna never paid Ben Thompson like she promised.

WHY is Anna “house hunting” if she is so certain that she already owns the Horizon home that Ben Thompson wants her out of?????? How many houses does she need to own in the Bahamas????

If they are “house hunting” as backup Plan B, when the judge rules that she does NOT own the Horizons home, that speaks volumes about the attorney’s LACK of confidence in the case he is trying to weasel through the Bahamian court system. It says loud and clear that he KNOWS Anna does NOT own the Horizons home, and NEEDS to find another Bahamian home.
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The Associated Press
Nov 23, 2006 9:58 AM
Anna Nicole Smith partner says order blocks power cuts at Bahamas home
EXCERPT:
Both parties have filed lawsuits for the Supreme Court to declare who owns the house. Anna Nicole Smith has also been house-hunting in the Bahamas, Munroe said.

Anna’s Bahamian attorney got the power turned back on TEMPORARILY, until the home ownership case is heard and ruled on by a judge ….. but if the utility companies were FORCED to turn the utilities back on …. And Anna and Howard are STILL NOT paying their bills ….. does that mean the Bahamian utility companies are being forced to provide FREE utilities? The utility companies should SUE Anna and Howard to get their services paid for, like every other human being has to do.

I believe Cyril Wecht, the pathologist, is going to have to SUE Anna to get paid, along with the hospital and funeral home SUING to get paid. Anna said in her own words, she “has NO MONEY in the Bahamas”.

Michael Scott, the attorney that quit on Anna, is probably going to have to SUE his former client also, to get paid for his services

More intelligent commenting on the other TMZ Anna Nicole comment blogs:
“Cops Have More Questions for Howard….”
“Slapped with Fraud Suit”
“Anna in the Dark…”
“The Lights Aren’t On….”
“Commit Birth Fraud?”

2801 days ago
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JURY OF YOUR PEERS    

You can go to the TMZ main page, look on the left side columns, and under “Hot Celebs” you will see Anna Nicole Smith (31), click on that name, and it will pull up all the TMZ articles about ANS.

Also go to the BahamasB2B.com/news site and type in "Anna Nicole Smith" in the SEARCH box on the top right corner, and it will bring up all of the ANS articles. Be sure to read the COMMENTS at the bottoms of the articles.

2800 days ago
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Stephanie    

Wonder if she was just telling these guys they were the father when in "lust" w/them or if she was sleeping w/all 3 and really doesn't know!

2794 days ago
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JURY OF YOUR PEERS    

Visit the Anna Nicole TMZ site - "Court Orders Anna Nicole to Scram" for the most recent debate comments.

2791 days ago
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sharon    

this woman has had a good and bad life, but her son is dead, have a heart for gods sake

2791 days ago
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Laffin at Al    

I think when the news channels reported that Anna's son was in her hospital room when he died, and she was screaming "you did this, it's your fault",
She was talking about HIM being the father of her baby!!
Thats why she doesnt want a paternity test.

2768 days ago
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MILDRED MACK    

IN THE LABORING ROOM WHILE NICOLE WAS GIVING BIRTH TO THE BABY. NICOLE KNEW THERER WOULD BE CAMERAS IN THE ROOM SO IT IS SAID.

AND HER CRYING GIVE ME MY BABY GIVE ME MY BABY MAKES ME WANT TO PUKE.
SHE IS SO FAKE IT'S SICKENING.
AS FOR HER SON HAD SHE BEEN THE RIGHT MOTHER HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ON SO MUCH MEDICATION AND DIED FROM IT. SUCH A YOUNG MAN
AND DEPRESSED.
I REALLY THINK SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHO THE FATHER IS. AND I FEEL VERY SORRY FOR THE BABY. HOPEFULLY THE REAL DADDY WILL GET THE BABY.

2767 days ago
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EMMA CHANDLER    

THAT POOR BABY ANNA ISN'T CAPABLE OF TAKING CARE OF HERSELF PLEASE ANNA GIVE THE BABY UP REMEMBER YOU DIDN'T DO SUCH AGOOD JOB WITH YOUR SON AT LEAST GIVE THIS INNOCENT BABY A CHANCE TO HAVE A NORMAL LIFE GIVE HER TO THE FATHER, BIRKHEAD THAT LITTLE GIRL LOOKS LIKE HER FATHER, STERN IS BEING USED BECAUSE HE REALY LOVES ANNA.

2742 days ago
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Paul    

Did anyone ever check to see if Danny got the pills from his mother. After seeing his mother on what appeared to be some type of mind altering drug or drugs for years why didn't and hasn't the authorities done anything. It seems she has another baby I hope the same thing doesn't happen. I think most people believe If a mother is on drugs the children should be protected.

2741 days ago
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dixie    

the Q I have is: If Larry is the real father ,why is ANS fighting against this so hard?? I'm not siding with ANS and actually i do believe that Larry is the father,i just don't understand why she wants him out of the scene .,perhaps because he isn't rich? I don't know. anybody shed some light on this angle??

2738 days ago
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jewish smewish,,    

hollywood white trash.

2818 days ago
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SICK IGNORANCE    

Who cares who her Baby's Daddy is. As long as it isn't my husband's baby. WHO REALLY CARES!! I'm sick of hearing it!

2818 days ago
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