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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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61.

mnchick    

I think that this definitely strengthens his case. Unfortunately, the DNA sample is needed to prove that he is the father. I personally think that he is the father of her baby. I didn't at first. After all it was a great opportunity for him to make some money and get some publicity at first after the baby was born.

However, as the days have gone on and especially after seeing the yahoo's that have "come forward" proclaiming their paternity, he is the only one who has kept relatively quiet about this after her death, save for trying to get the judge to rule that the DNA had to be collected right after she died.

2787 days ago
62.

TJ    

You all seem to be overlooking one thing. Anna Nicole had Howard Stern's name put on her baby's birth certificate. She did NOT want Birkhead listed as the baby's father for whatever reason. You all profess to feel sympathy for Anna Nicole yet suggest they ignore her wishes and give the baby to Birkhead. She broke up with Birkhead and was having a relationship with Stern. Birkhead and Anna's mother are both working together AGAINST Stern. Anna wanted nothing to do with her mother or Birkhead and only trusted Howard Stern who stood by her side for over 10 years. Even if Birkhead is proven to be the father with the DNA testing does that mean he should be the one to raise Dannielynn? Why did Anna want Howard to be the father?
Howard has a law degree, has proven his devotion to Anna and is the only one best suited to raise Dannielynn and give her a normal life as Anna Nicole would have wanted. To think that Howard Stern is a murderer is a joke...you guys sure have a vivid imagination lol!

2787 days ago
63.

Joe    

HOWARD IS SO GUILTY. HE PROVED IT, NO TEARS. HE WAS ACTING THE ENTIRE TIME OF THE INTERVIEW. HE HATED ANS, BECAUSE HE WASNT GETTING ANY. I SURE HOPE HE DONT KILL THE BABY BEFORE THEY TAKE HER AWAY FROM HIM. THE PSYCHO WANTS THE MONEY, AND EVERBODY ELSE DEAD. GO LARRY, I HOPE YOU GET YOUR BABY SOON.

2787 days ago
64.

rebecca    

Why does Larry want the baby so bad. Most guys just walk away or run if their the daddy. Seems odd to me. $$$ Espeacilly when Anna didn't want anything to do with Larry. Howard is the only one that had been with Anna through thick and thin. for over 11 years. That speaks volumes!!!

2787 days ago
65.

Kaywil    

Why doesn't anyone talk about the INVESTIGATION?!?!? Howard K. Stern is being investigated for administering the drugs that killed Anna's son!!! And now she died from the same lethal combination?!?!?!?! HELLO?!?! Can anyone hear me? Can I have my own website now called "Howard K. Stern DID IT!" dot com.

2787 days ago
66.

Supa WhiteGurl    

Let me get this straight:

If Dannilynn turns out to be the Prince's daughter (Zsa Zsa's husband) That means Anna Nicole would be her mom, the Prince her dad, Zsa Zsa her new step-mom, and Paris Hilton her grand-cousin. Look at her "role models", no chance of a fair, decent life, with those characters.

I'm glad my folks aren't famous

2787 days ago
67.

justin    

I think that LB was prabably told at one point that he was the father. Because he was the only one in a somewhat commited relationship with Anna when she got pregnant. But I don't know if he is really the father. Why would Anna be fighting the paternity test if he was or wasn't the father was she afraid she would lose custody because she was an unfit mother? Was she hiding the identity of the true father? like some have theorized that the child was the product of incest with Daniel that is why he commited suicide. And why Anna eventually commited suicide. Why was there a 30 minute window from the time when HS got a phonecall telling him that Anna was not breathing until someone decided to call 911. The owner of the boat that Hs was looking @ when he got the call from the nurse says it was 1:11 but the call to 911 doesn't happen until 1:45. Wouldn't you call 911 first and then worry about calling loved ones? A nurse more than anyone else should have known to call 911 first. Unless you had something to coverup. Like a suicide or foul play.

2787 days ago
68.

Sad    

The STERNS need to quit posting on here!

We've got your number.

The majority of the world has your number.
You will NOT get away with this HOward K. Stern!

2787 days ago
69.

Joe    

#10------------How do you know Larry is not the father? He is the only one who wants to get to the bottom of this. You need to re-think what you posted. BS.
Howard is no daddy to nobody. He is a killer. He needs to be stopped before he kills again. Next he will give the poor baby drugs to kill her before the DNA test.
How dumb can you really be. The man is a lawyer, and never has had to work. He lived off of ANS. This ticket proves a lot.

2787 days ago
70.

Brevance3    

Howard is quite obviously not the father of this child.

If he were, wouldn't he be in a hurry to prove it and be named executor of the child's millions? He's prolonging the DNA test because he knows the truth ( as we all do). He's a lawyer and a schumk, but he's not a father.

Once the truth is known, no one will care about this man or his future. He knows this...that's why he's trying to get as much money as he can from the interviews and such. Later, he'll make a hasty retreat to an even FARTHER country than the Bahamas and we'll never see him again.

Hang in there Larry Birkhead... you might not be perfection, but you're the only person in this poor child's life that remotely resembles a human being. All others, including her grandmother, aunt, etc are money-hungry liars who will stop at nothing to have their way.

2787 days ago
71.

Lynn    

Exactly WHAT does this prove???

2787 days ago
72.

monique    

This is so nasty. Yesterday, a body guard claimed to be a possible father as well. I would like to know how all of these men could sleep with a woman who obviously got around quite a bit. It must have been like being with a prostitute.

2787 days ago
73.

Kathie is a phony    

JUST FOR ANNA, YOU ARE THE BIGGEST A**HOLE I HAVE EVER SEEN WRITE A POST.

2787 days ago
74.

JL    

How does this prove paternity? Do they do DNA testing when they stop you for a ticket? How many times has someone cried or made up a sob story to get out of a ticket? Doesn't make him a father -- makes him desperate to get out of a ticket and looking for a good excuse. Let's wait for the DNA and then draw a conclusion then, not grasp at straws with this ticket. Yeah, you need your stories here and it needs to keep going in the media obviously, but until the DNA is back, there is no further proof.

2787 days ago
75.

Candee    

This is nothing who hasnt told a lie to get out of a ticket, Anna denied he is the father and Dannielynn has a father Howard K Stern. His name is on the birthcertificate for whatever reason, Anna wanted him to be the Father and I respect her for that and praise him for taking on the resoponsibility, as far as Vergie, you sicken me you had nothing good to say about your daughter Vicki Lynn when she was alive you do not deserve to spew your venom now with ABC paying for it.

2787 days ago
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