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Birkhead's Ticket to Paternity

2/13/2007 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a traffic ticket Larry Birkhead got while Anna Nicole Smith was pregnant, and it could be powerful proof that he's the daddy.

"I got a call from my pregnant wife, she's sick."



Rewind to April 15, 2006. Sources tell TMZ a pregnant Anna had just gotten into a fight with Howard K. Stern, who was expressing extreme jealousy over the fact that Birkhead was the father of the baby. Sources say Stern gave Anna an ultimatum -- him or me.

We're told an extremely emotional Anna, who was barefoot and four months pregnant, called Birkhead and asked him to meet her in the parking lot of the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, Calif. near her house. A concerned Birkhead jumped in his car and sped over, only to be stopped by a Burbank cop.

The officer who issued the speeding ticket quoted Birkhead -- "I got a call from my pregnant wife, she's sick."

The ticket is significant because Birkhead's statement was a spontaneous reaction to the event and not in the context of a paternity battle. Debra Opri, Birkhead's lawyer, tells TMZ Birkhead referred to Anna as his "girlfriend" but the cop wrote "wife."

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256.

paris    

The only two claiming to be the father of Anna's baby before her death, should be the only two the court should consider; these other scum bags, stepping over Anna's dead body, willing to lie just for money, have to be about the LOWEST form of life!

"Leslie", yes, you better BELIEVE Karma is a bitch! 'cause, what goes around, definitely COMES around!!!

All those who lie to get what the dead left behind, they're gonna get WAY more than they bargained for in the end!

See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!

2724 days ago
257.

Jen    

One more Thing ANS has been known to lie for what she wants.
ANS she has lead the whole Country to believe she had such a horrible up bringing being raped etc.
How much of that is true her mother was on TV saying it was all a lie and she did it for the publicity.
Well nothing surprises me anymore. She got more fame from making those kind of statements about her life.
Her mother seems very concerned for her grandaughters safety.

As for the money if anyone knew anything about the law you would all know that the money that ANS's may recieve from her dead husband.
Would more than likely go right to Daniellynne as a trust she more than likely won't be able to touch it till she is in her 20's.
So who ever took care of her would benefit then and only then not anytime soon.

She may have some property to divide but it sounds like most of it is rented so whoever takes over the baby's custody may be in for paying off her debts.

2724 days ago
258.

A Gilles    

A sperm match does not make a DADDY, just a biological connection! A daddy is someone who is with you when you were born and raises you, tucks you into bed at night, changes your diapers, feeds you etc. I am sick of everyone blaming H. Stern for all of Anna's problems. Don't any of you know people who do drugs and NOTHING will make them stop except themeselves.. EVER watch INTERVENTION on A&E? I think he's a good father and should be left alone in peace to grieve over someone who was ALWAYS there for her. All this media attention makes me sick. All the stupid lawyers and this stupid website just love controversy and make a misery of other peoples lives.. Anna was a human being and her body should be respected. She has said herself she hated her mother. Where was her mother the last 5 months since the baby was born? Exactly NO WHERE. Now she jumps on the Anna Nicole Smith Bandwagon to get her 2 seconds of fame... To rip a baby from the only parents she has ever known is wrong. Babies recoginize their parents and additional pain of not seeing her mother anymore is not needed. Stern's family seems decent unlike L Birkhead who no one know's a thing about except to claims he's the father. He could be the biggest drug pusher on the planet for all we know. He's a papparazzi, not exactly a decent human being who's out to make money on celebrities....People just shut up about this..

2724 days ago
259.

Waiting for Justice!    

They need to get the DNA done NOW! Get this over with and get that baby with the rightfull father. It makes me sick when they talk about how Anna was estranged from her mother. So that was her problem, she is still her Mother! Anna had way to many problems to know right from wrong. She was one messed up girl. Who needed help and Howard surely did not help her. He is a poor excuse of a friend! They need to get that little girl away from him. NOW!

2723 days ago
260.

shirliana    

HOWARD STERN SHOULD BE THE FATHER OF THAT CHILD. HE HAS TAKEN CARE OF ANNNA NICOLE FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND HE SURE IS NOT AFTER HER MONEY... birkhead has nothing.. what can he do for the baby? he needs help. At least HOWARD STERN HAS HIS HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS AND WOULD BE A HELL OF A GOOD FATHER . LET DANIELLE AND HIS MOTHER BE BURIED IN NASSAU SINCE HOWARD STERN KNOWS SO MUCH WAHT SHE WANTED.. THE MOTHER NEEDS TO GO BACK TO THE STATES. SHE IS JUST AFTER THE MONEY. WHERE ARE THE TAPES THAT HER MOTHER WOULD ** NEVER ** SEE HER CHILD.. THAT NEEDS TO BE PRESENTED TO THE COURT/

2723 days ago
261.

chris    

What proof has Howard came up with to prove that he was the father?...none except that he TIMED placing himself in the delivery room with camera's snapping pictures that he SOLD because he knew that they would be Daniels last photo's and he TIMED a ceremony on a boat with camera's rolling. Howard is a snake and so is his "FAMILY" they all see dollar signs. He behaved no different than an abusive lover. He kept her on drugs and away from her family and potential male friends....under his total control. Now he's controlling the baby. I can't wait to hear the results of the paternity test and see Dannilynn taken away from him.

2723 days ago
262.

Susie    

As a mother who was in a similar situation, WHY hasn't anyone addressed the fact that DANIEL could be moved HOME to Texas with ANNA? Instead of a foreign country where she WILL be forgotten, especially after the money is distributed, it's best for her to be in TEXAS where she has cousins, mother, father & other relatives, & a community who knew and most cared about her.
In addition, Houston friends who mourn her can travel to Mexia. Poor Anna would get fewer (if any) visitors in the Bahamas.
As for Howard, his provision of drugs clearly held her hostage and her judgment was definitely impaired re: her relationships (ex: Larry), her "choice" of burial & attempted care of the baby. He KEPT showing her after having the baby, gaining publicity & MONEY. All he misses is his MEAL TICKET! Larry wanted the baby BEFORE she died; I believe they would have reconnected in spite of Howard, had Anna lived. Had she NOT been isolated with Howard in the Bahamas, others could have intervened --which is why HOWARD isolated her, including ESTRANGING her from her family. That's the first thing a "captor" or MANIPULATOR does--take away anyone she's close to who would help or intervene on her behalf. Howard is MOURNING THE MONEY AND SUPPORT he will eventually lose; he KNOWS he is not the father.

2723 days ago
263.

TINA    

GREAT JOB THE JUDGE OF FLORIDA... I LIKE A MAN WHO CROSS' HIS "T"S AND DOT HIS "I". GREAT JOB. DON'T LET THE LAWYER OF THE THIS CASE PUT ONE OVER YOU. HOWARD STERN , ATTORNEY IN COURT YESTERDAY DID HER DAMMENDIEST TO MAKE NICHOLE SMITH LOOK BAD. WHAT COURT ACCUSE NICHOLES MOTHER OF ABUSE. WHAT ANN NICHOLS SAID PRIOR TO HER DEATH ABOUT HER MOTHER IS " HEAR SAY". DISPLINE ISN'T CHILD ABUSE. AND FROM WHAT WE ARE ALL HEARING IT SOUND' LIKE NICHOLE NEEDED DISPLINE.

I HOPE THE COURTS TAKE BABY DANNIEL LYNN FROM HOWARD STERN . OH HE CHANGES DIAPERS.. OH GIVE HIM A BROWN BOTTON.. WHEN YOU CAN GET $88MILLION.. ANYONE CAN CHANGE A DIAPER AND PLAY WITH A BABY. WHERE WAS HOWARD WHEN DANNIEL WAS TAKING DRUGS AND ANN NICHOL.. OUT BUY A BOAT. IF SHE HAD A FEVER OF 105 AND HAD A NURSE. WHY WASN'T SHE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL. LOVE MEANS TO PROTECT HER... NOT LET HER DIE.

2722 days ago
264.

troubled    

#58 I agree with what you have to say but we all know none of them will stop. they all need the money.the ticket means nothing but that he may have lied to get out of a ticket funny how now there is an explaination for this ticket now that it was found.Also I have read some post about insider being pro Stern,I would say TMS is pro birkhead and Virgie has her own news network paying her way also So none are better than the other

2695 days ago
265.

troubled    

#88 # 82 How do you think you would look if someone you cared about had just passed away Not good I would think.I know it was months and months and even after 30 years it is hard to think about someone I lost.Who took the pictures and why is the question of pictures with birkhead and not stern

2695 days ago
266.

troubled    

the way I understood it Stern was the only attorney wo would continue with her fight for what she believed was hers.

2695 days ago
267.

troubled    

Some one posted hat Birkhead made no money off what is going on !!!!!what about the phone recordings he sold. the pictures he sold and is sti selling?

2695 days ago
268.

Tina    

I don't know who's a worse care-giver: Howard K. Stern or that nanny in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. I guess Howard K. Stern wins that one since two people died in his care and nobody died in the nanny's care... Too many unanswered questions, and his equal evasiveness when addressed with these questions about his relationship, are what makes us all believe this guy has something to hide. He's deemed to be guilty of something by his own actions... Maybe it's just me?

2675 days ago
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