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Larry Birkhead Arrives to Custody Hearing

4/13/2007 3:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With a crowd of photographers snapping away, a smiling Larry Birkhead arrived to a Bahamian court just moments ago to fight for custody of his daughter Dannielynn.

Anna Nicole Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, is also expected to arrive shortly. It is unknown if Howard K. Stern will attend.

The hearing is set to begin at 2:30 PM EDT.

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46.

Naples    

Why can't so many of you state your opinion without such nastiness, hateful name calling. It really appears as though you are ignorant and uneducated. I am not a Vergie fan, but Man..... let he who be without sin cast the first stone!

2648 days ago
47.

HKS MAKES ME SICK    

Roger, will you be my friend? THANK YOU!!!!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, ROGER IS THE VOICE OF REASON!!!!

2648 days ago
48.

Attractive?    

The court hearing was planned awhile ago. Larry and Virgie met yesterday and worked this out. The odd (and I do mean odd) out is HKS. He is a fading figure in this drama.

2648 days ago
49.

glitzy dame    

Hey "MOMMY DEAREST",
Go back to your trailer in TX and abuse your other grandchildren..........
Hopefully you will never get close enough to Dannielynn to breath on her..... YOUR BREATH IS THE BREATH OF FIRE.

2648 days ago
50.

Suspicious Minds    

43.
I'm not cheering for Larry,,,,, Larry your so against dope how are you going to look at Dannielynn every day?

Posted at 2:31PM on Apr 13th 2007 by unknown

OH YES YOU ARE!!! FESS UP!

2648 days ago
51.

Funny Girl    

To #25 - You hit the nail on the head with EVERYTHING you said! You are exactly right about ALL of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2648 days ago
52.

Barb    

Keep Virgie Arthur far away from Dannielynn, Larry!!!! I doubt there's any way to enforce her demands in the US, anyway. Fight for your daughter and keep her to yourself and GOOD family members not, that horrible witch who's Dannielynn's "grandmother" by biology only. Remember what Anna said and take a good look at the life she's led and how her own 4 children have turned out. Don't let the apple fall close to the tree, Larry. Break the cycle by keeping Virgie away from innocent Dannielynn!

2648 days ago
53.

Sue    

We are in your corner Larry, Take that baby home for good

2648 days ago
54.

Attractive?    

Oh God. Virgie, Larry and HKS are all sitting together in court. Thick as thieves. Maybe they are all Cuckoo.

2648 days ago
55.

Honey    

LOL@27...OQuinn has NOT won ONE court battle for Virgie.... He couldn't even get the womans dead daughter's body released to her....So now he's going to get her custody of LB baby?????
HTH is he NOW going to "chew LB up ,and spit him out"????
LB is holding ALL the cards. He;s the father, HKS is not fighting custody and quite frankly Virgie has no rights what so ever....

2648 days ago
56.

Who ME??    

I would not be surprised to see a US court uphold the recommendations of the Bahamian court - at least initially - unless LB does not get full custody - VA will have little grounds for custody/guardianship - she would have to prove LB as an unfit father - which will be very difficult - tho I would not be surprised to see her have visitation.

2648 days ago
57.

Who ME??    

In the best interest of the baby - all the parties should come out of this with some sort of positive relationship - and work together somehow.

2648 days ago
58.

Stop Abuse by Professionals!!    

There is a huge issue that has been missed through this whole ordeal. All the media and attorneys keep referring to HKS as an enabler. According to California law, HKS, as a California attorney and ANS's attorney, committed EXPLOITATION BY A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL!!. See www.advocateweb.org for an explanation!!

All of you that are throwing stones at Vergie will learn that Vergie was a secondary victim of exploitation by HKS. Licensed professionals are bound by rules and laws of the profession. HKS had a duty to maintain professional boundaries. He violated those boundaries in nearly every way possible to include sleeping with his client. He breached his fiduciary duty to ANS and lost all objectivity in order to get his own needs met. He was hated by Daniel to the point of Daniel seeking the help of a private investigator. HKS isolated ANS from those that loved her the most. This is a common characteristic of an offender. Offenders are very successful in creating the illusion that they are meeting the needs and assisting their clients in their client's wishes; however, according to the leading experts in this area of the law, offenders are meeting their own needs. There is testimony that ANS had a relationship with her mother until HKS came into the the picture. Look at the videos where ANS was drugged up... who is in the background? Who was illegally doling out drugs while she was hospitalized? Who would know to check the paternity laws in different states? All the indicators and proof is out there. HKS is continuing to exploit ANS despite her death. He is so narcissistic that he believes that he is above all laws and rules and none of them apply to him. He has been back-peddling to continue to blame others for what he has created through exploitation. Exploitive professionals utilize the imbalance of power, authority, and trust to get what they want. We all trust the professionals in our lives. In fact, we trust professionals WITH our lives. If a professional is unethical and violates the boundaries of the profession and the law, they are committing professional misconduct. HKS's exploitation of ANS secondarily victimized Vergie, Daniel, Dannielynn and Larry. Hopefully one of their attorneys will research the law and California bar rules and go after the sick bastard. Just Google "exploitation by professionals" and see what pops up!!! Go to the AdvocateWeb.org website and do a little reading. I promise you're eyes will open as to why Vergie is fighting as hard as she is!!! She has a right based on the actions of HKS!!

2648 days ago
59.

dove harvey    

BAHAMAS GIVE LARRY - THE BABY HE IS THE FATHER VIRGIE - YOU ARE ONLY HURTING YOUR SELF AND FUTURE VISITS WITH THE BABY - STERN JUST KEEPS HER LONGER WHILE YOU ARE FIGHTING - LARRY IS A NICE GUY GIVE IT UP YOU ARE HURTING THE BABY MORE NOW

dove for dannielynn

2648 days ago
60.

glitzy dame    

Hey #25......

YOU ARE SOOOOO RIGHT ON!

2648 days ago
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