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Anna's Drug Use

2/21/2007 6:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The judge in the Anna Nicole case has just said he will ask questions about Anna's drug use. Stern just testified Anna "was on prescription medication at different times." The judge asked if she was abusing drugs. Stern replied, "Look I'm not a doctor."

Stern then testified that Anna had been in rehab. He said, "Anna Nicole took prescription medication, mostly for depression."

Stern said, "It's not like Anna was medicated all the time. It's not like she couldn't talk."

The judge just asked about the video FOX obtained that TMZ published, and Stern said "That's the way Anna talks. There are times she was more impared than that." The judge then jumped on Stern and said, "What do you mean more impared than that." Stern said he didn't mean she was impaired.

Stern acknowledged Smith took methadone, "but not in my presence over the last five months." She acknowledged Dr. Sandeep Kapoor in Los Angeles prescribed it. TMZ first reported Kapoor prescribed methadone when Smith was 13 days before giving birth. Kapoor prescribed the drug under an alias.

Stern also acknowledged Smith was taking Dilaudid, a powerful painkiller.

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91.

Allison DuBois    

>>>JUDGE SEIDLIN,
Please ask if Howard K. Stern's Parents were paid the money from the interviews!!! Find out EXACTLLY how much money his parents wired him this year, ( since he would answer the question) , If it was more than a retired teacher could afford, Your Honor needs to get Howards parents bank records, and check ALL wires to the Bahamas to Howard or his Alias Bank Accounts, and even a ACCOUNT IN DANNILYNN'S name!!! His BODY LANGUAGE says it all!! HE is SWAYING in his chair again & drinking out of a EMPTY CUP!!!! PLEASE JUDGE SEIDLIN..... ask these question!!

>>>JUDGE SEIDLIN,
Pull Howard's & Howard's parents TAX RETURNS for the past 4 years.
Howard's sister has went on Larry King and ET and stated that Howard's parents have been supporting him for "10 YEARS"!! There is a BANK ACCOUNT in the BAHAMAS either in DANNILYNN'S name or HOWARD'S ALIAS, that the money from these INTERVIEW'S & PHOTO'S have been DEPOSITED INTO!! FUNDS for the interviews/photos were most likely paid 3rd Party to HOWARD'S PARENT'S or EVEN HIS SISTER!!!! Your Honor needs to check these things out.

JUDGE>>>> ASK what DRUGS Anna was on while 8 Month's Preg. during the CLOWN tape HOWARD RECORDED!!

JUDGE>>>>HOWARD PUPILS are DILIATED AGAIN today, DO a drug test on him, to see if he is FIT to have DANNILYNN in his CARE!!!

Why hasn't CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES not checked out HOWARD completely, to see if he is "FIT" (DRUGS) to even take care of a CHILD that is NOT EVEN HIS CHILD????

OH..... seems like HOWARD is reading TMZ!! VERY INTERESTING!!!

Just Check phone records to the Bahamas Home for the Fax, and HOWARD had SIGNING rights to Anna's Bank ACCOUNTS!!

I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE THE LIST OF DRUGS!! GIVE LARRY"S ATTORNEY A CHANCE TO QUESTION HOWARD!!!

2749 days ago
92.

Melanie    

I may be crazy and the only one with the opinion - but I do not think Howard is the bad guy.

2749 days ago
93.

Marianne    

What would a reasonable person have thought about ANS's drug use simply by observation?
HKS is obviously NOT a reasonable person. Slime. He's chock full of motives that are less than honorable. He had no idea of what she was taking ? Please!

2749 days ago
94.

Van    

Howard K. Stern was an employee, he had an interest in keeping Anna Nicole under his thumb -- this is definitely a conflict of interest as a lawyer. He was totally dependent on her for his income! He knew she was on drugs, she was with her 24/7 according to him -- how could he not know is she was abusing drugs! This guy is a self-serving jerk. Reality was HKS kept ANS drugged and would have possibly woke up one day and realize what was really going on.

Sigh -- what a sad, sad situation -- but HKS in my opinion, from viewing him through the court proceedings, is pond scum. And her mom, although her mom, isn't much better -- I heard someone say earlier today -- follow the money! And each one of these parties has a 'dog' in the race.

2749 days ago
95.

W    

OOOOH he's in trouble now..I love it!! burn baby!! are they really going to let him keep custody of her baby after this testimony..Now is a good time to let Larry Birkhead take his baby home I hope they don't wait to long, long enough time for him to hurt this baby too.

2749 days ago
96.

Yeah, you ARE nuts!    

From a medical website about one of the drugs HKS would admit to:

It's important to tell the doctor if you've ever suffered from alcoholism or other drug dependencies. Abusing Dilaudid, or combining it with other nervous system depressants, can cause serious--and possibly life-threatening--side effects.

Dilaudid suppresses the cough reflex; therefore, the doctor will be cautious about prescribing Dilaudid after an operation or for patients with a lung disease.

High doses of Dilaudid may produce labored or slowed breathing. This drug also affects centers that control breathing rhythm and may produce irregular breathing. People who already have breathing difficulties should be very careful about taking Dilaudid. Be especially cautious if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or a condition that reduces oxygen to the tissues (hypoxia) or causes an excess of carbon dioxide in the blood (hypercapnia).

2749 days ago
97.

TH    

This can be titled "as the worm squirms"! I say drag all of the scum off of the face of the earth - Stern, et al. Hooray for the spunk of the judge! Poor Danielynn; poor Anna Nicole; poor Daniel. God help them in the here and the hereafter.

2749 days ago
98.

Sue    

This is totally irrelevant to where she is going to be buried. The priorities are so out of wack, here, it's almost unbelievable. Deal with HKS and her drug use AFTER she has been put to rest and the DNA tests have been done to establish paternity. These are the pressing issues right now - let Anna be put to rest and Dannielynn put in a stable environment as quickly as possible. Whether or not HKS is lying about certain things should have no effect whatsoever on these 2 issues.

2749 days ago
99.

Perk    

Howie put his foot in his mouth with that "she has been more impaired than that" comment . The judge pounced on him

And these lawyers are more comical then the judge

2749 days ago
100.

Debbie    

Yes but he did know tthe drugs he picked them up for her and they were in the same house together !!

2749 days ago
101.

Cat    

WAS SHE NO LONGER TAKING METHADONE CAUSE SHE WAS BACK ON THE REAL STUFF????? TOO BAD SHE DIED A TAR BABY

2749 days ago
102.

Thai.NgYuen    

Hey Howie!
I'm watching you SQUIRM on court TV.
You've gotten yourself in a mess, Howie.
And YOU did it to yourself!
The MURDER trial is coming!
Is Howard K. Stern Jewish? If so, I feel SORRY for him.
There are many SKINHEADS in prison.
I don't think they'll like him.

2749 days ago
103.

Can't Stand Stern's lady Lawyer    

i love that all of you are commenting, it makes me feel like I am not thinking all these thoughts by myself. I am wishing I wasn't watching this alone and happy to see all your comments.

I can't stand the lady lawyer for Stern.

2749 days ago
104.

Perk    

These lawyers are comical, they will try to refrase every question until the sun comes up

2749 days ago
105.

lois    

SOMEBODY GRAB THAT CUP ! ! ! ! !

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