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Anna Nicole's Bodyguard Suffers Heart Attack

10/18/2007 5:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Big Moe -- Anna Nicole Smith's longtime bodyguard -- has suffered a heart attack and stroke, according to the National Enquirer. Moe is the one who dialed 911 after his wife found Anna unconscious on the floor of her Hard Rock Hotel room on the day she died.

As the Enquirer reports, Maurice Brighthaupt, 38, recently had a "mild heart attack and stroke," say his doctors, and a source tells the tab that Moe's "blood pressure is still sky high" and that the saga of Anna's death and its aftermath is "destroying him."

Big Moe worked for Anna for four years, and was a pallbearer at her funeral.

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Mary    

Happy Thanksgiving, Moe, Tas, and Family!

Hopefully, this nightmare will be over sooner rather than later! Moe, please don't be depressed....just tell the absolute microscopic truth as that is the greatest dignity you can give your friend and former client, Anna Nicole!

Sadly, you have been stabbed in the back (just like many others) but you have become all the wiser of those who have betrayed you and your wife.

2468 days ago
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url    

Karma's a bitch!

2499 days ago
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Windi    

wooooooooo this is sad. see what happens with stress

2499 days ago
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blast from the past.....    

Larry better watch out.

2499 days ago
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anonymous    

me** remember that you idiot I have read your post in the past...

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Method, motive and means    

Poor Moe - best wishes.

Please send and a copy to your governer.

Mr. Edmond (Jerry) Brown
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94255-2550

Dear Mr. Brown:

I express my appreciation that you are addressing an outrageously ridiculous situation in the Anna Nicole Smith tragedy that exposes obvious corruption. While the public has watched in disbelief you have emerged as a no-nonsense hero. You have absolute support in this investigation and in taking control of jurisdiction.

I ask that you use this situation as a message not only to the medical community but also to all fiduciaries, legal authorities, and politicians. Besides the obvious suspicions, the case exposes weakness in our system that results in legally taking another’s assets for personal gain despite what would be the logical and moral intent of the owner of the assets.

1. Joint Tenancy – it is wrong that one can filter money from a person and the heirs of that person and even the creditors of that person by right of joint tenancy outside of a will and an estate when one contributes none of their own funds to bank accounts, property and corporations. The system allows, legalizes and protects exploitation of an elderly or weak-minded individual by caregivers and greedy family members. It happens all the time. The laws need to be changed as they are designed to protect financial institutions.

In general, it is the rule the surviving joint tenant is legally entitled to own all of the funds in that bank account – regardless of anything the will does or does not say. A will can only dispose of an estate's "probate assets". Financial-institution accounts such as bank accounts are considered "non-probate" assets. Each state has it’s own laws, but they need to be changed. Israel for example says everything is covered by a will. I believe this joint tenancy is a caveat most people don’t understand until they are faced with the reality that someone with influence over another can legally take advantage of a person’s assets. Upon a person’s death or incapacity it puts the burden of litigation on the damaged party.

2. Probate – this is a powerful issue. It is too easy for a Probate Judge to make appointments for someone who cannot speak. How often do friends of judges profit by their appointments as executors and guardians? Why, when asked to appoint someone to act in a protective capacity do judges bypass capable family members? Probate court is a fertile ground for lawyers to unjustly enrich themselves and of course if they have a fellow lawyer who just happens to be a friend wearing a black. It creates the scenario wherein entire estates are lost by heirs to the system of guardians and executors and their fees. This needs some outside scrutiny. It is too common.

It is the situation created by the first issue that creates an environment where greed is legalized and obvious suspicions can be raised upon the demise of the owner of assets. It is the second wherein an entire estate can be taken from the heirs to benefit judges and their friends.

Please relay to our legal authorities and politicians in every state that these two issues need to be addressed for the benefit of the public. Perhaps you could make a mention of the issues in one of your press conferences as a challenge to our lawmakers.



Sincerely,

2499 days ago
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M H    

poisoned

2499 days ago
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Only swim in the Ocean    

Money does strange things to bad people

2499 days ago
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Stephanie P.    

Get Well Soon Big Moe, your family is in my prayers.

2499 days ago
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Method, motive and means    

This is Howard's fault. Sounded like he was harassing Moe and as a result of the stress ... 38 is way too young ...

If only Rita would've given Howard a heart attack!

2499 days ago
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Bai    

just when it looks like he may turn the corner and do the right thing

2499 days ago
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RITA COSBY ROCKS    

Isn't it amazing how things start HAPPENING to people who start suspecting HKS had anything to do with Anna's death?

2499 days ago
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Sue    

This is clearly how much pressure and stress these peopel are under
Poor Moe I wish him well

2499 days ago
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Tracy    

See what bad comes back at you when you lie, cheat and deceive. God is mad that you sold those pictures of Anna and Daniel. When you don't do right you get it back 10 fold. You have the hex on you. its a warning that you should heed. Maybe you are stressed because you know Wood has the proof.

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Elizabeth    

Moe sold out Anna and Howard. He has terrible guilt over it. Karma's a bitch.

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