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Judge to Rita Cosby -- Something Fishy

11/6/2007 9:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A judge has ruled that there's a lot of evidence that former MSNBC anchor turned author Rita Cosby crossed the line in writing her tell-all book about Anna Nicole Smith.

Howard K. Stern is suing Cosby, claiming she defamed him in the book by saying there are witnesses -- two nannies -- who say Anna Nicole had a video of Stern and Larry Birkhead having sex.

A federal judge in the Southern District of New York issued an order today in the wake of Stern's allegation that Cosby "sought to tamper with two witnesses by offering to pay them thousands of dollars for their testimony." The judge allowed Stern to probe the allegation, concluding he has "presented substantial -- indeed troubling -- evidence that Cosby has sought to improperly influence witnesses..."

In a statement to TMZ, Rita Cosby said <"I am pleased that the Court will get to the bottom of these unfounded allegations. I trust that when all the facts come out that a very different picture will be shown."

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING GRANDMA & DANIELYNN.......    

BULLET MOUTH LINCOLN BANE GOT OFFENDED WHEN RITA OFFERED TO PAY 'ONLY $1, 000' TO INTERVIEW THE NANNIES. IT WAS SOOO OBVIOUS THEY WANTED BIG MONEY! . Like any other journalist Rita wanted to talk to the nannies and get something in writing, journalist buy stories ALL THE TIME. Rita to bad you didn't offer more money, they would have accepted it.

I have no doubt in my mind that Stern lawyers, LINWOOD has already bribed the Nannies and his groupies with at least $10,000 for their silence.

The nannies were talking parrots at the beggining of this saga but big money have zip their lips now.

Rita we know by now how Stern and his money hungry lawyers work so you better get a SHARK LAWYER who will disect and tear appart these corrupted Sternie's lawyers.

RITA'S BOOK IS FOR SALE AT 'BARNESS AND NOBEL' AND BORDERS BOOK STORE.
GREAT BOOK! The tape exist but who cares?? Stern is a murder and nothing can changed that!

2506 days ago
227.

carol    

It is a comical joke to have Howard suing because his reputation has been damaged? What reputation would that be exactly? Leech, errand boy, worthless piece of crap, never worked a real day in his life, g spineless wonder - we can all go on and on? Virgie has a better reputation than Howard. He's not good enough to wipe her shoes. NO jury in their right mind will give him a dollar.

2506 days ago
228.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING GRANDMA & DANIELYNN.......    

#214 - I DOUBT THERE IS A WEBSITE TO DISCUSS THIS 2 MURDERS. REMEMBER Stern hired LIN WOOD to threaten and silence even the media, some of Anna's website also were shut down. i BELIEVE STERN STOLED A LOT OF MONEY FROM ANNA THRU THE 12 YRS AND HIDE IT OVERSEAS ACCOUNTS. Ron Rale specializes in Overseas accounts. Very corrupted bunch of legals, for money they can kill and don't care who dies!

Just will say INOCCENT PEOPLE DON'T HIRE AN ARMY OF LAWYERS AND PAYS THEM WITH THE MONEY HE STOLED FROM THE WOMAN HE KILLED! THAT IS LOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW !

Where is the law, where is justice?? LIN WOOD may be able to silence some people but public opinion never! He better give up cause he is defending a murder! an O>J simpson, an Halter Skalter in disguise. We don't have to see the criminal holding the nife or gun to believe he killed his victim! ACCIONS SPEAK LAUDER, ACCIONS ARE FACTS!

2506 days ago
229.

cynthia orr    

WHAT IS THE REAL REASON STERN WAS @ DR. KRISTINE CASA???? SURPRISE SEARCH WARRANT WAS SERVED(7 MONTHS TOO LATE) ON THE DOCS CASA & WHO WAS THERE?? HOWIE HIMSELF!!! HE & THE DOC HAVE LOTS TO HIDE! THEY MUST GET THEIR STORIES STRAIGHT ! HE WAS PROBALLY ALSO STALKING LARRY & BABY DANNIELYN (DR. DEATH'S NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR NEIGHBOR!!!!!DOG SITTING MY ASS!! WOULDN'T HE HAVE WAITED TIL SUNRISE TO RETREVE THE POOCH IF THIS WERE TRUE??

2506 days ago
230.

Greedy Lawyers Suck    

Hey LIAR Rita! GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!

2506 days ago
231.

Method, motive and means    

Hey - Your honor - there is a criminal investigation why? I have no idea why Rita has not made a motion to hold on this case until the very public investigation reveals what it finds.

This trial is a joke at the moment. I further believe that it should be thrown out because Howard should not stand to benefit by his own shady behavior. This trial mocks common sense. Why do judges do that all the time?

2506 days ago
232.

J    

Rita couldn't make it in respectful journalism so she had to stoop to destroying Anna Nicole's child's life for attention.

2506 days ago
233.

Greedy Lawyers Suck    

Can't a person just come one here to blog once in a while without VIRGIE ARTHUR'S people all over this.............John O'quinn has some deep pockets to continue to pay you GOON BLOGGERS...........MEAN ONES AT THAT.............

I for one am sick and tired of coming on and reading all the same thing over and over......

RITA IS A LIAR THAT WAS CAUGHT!!!!! and we all know her partners in this were Virgie, John O'q, Debra Opri and Jackie Hatten............there should be criminal charges made.............

2506 days ago
234.

SHE'S AN ATTENTION WHORE    

Rita Crosby is a typical lying attorney whore. She got caught with her panties down trying to influence witnesses, was castigated by the judge for "substantial -- indeed troubling -- evidence that Cosby has sought to improperly influence witnesses...", and she tries to SPIN DOCTOR it into her thanking the judge for "allowing the court to get to the bottom of these baseless allegations" or some such BS. This is why we should do as William Shakespeare says: "The First Thing We Do Is Kill All The Lawyers"...

2506 days ago
235.

Johnny    

This is the first of many pre-trial hearings that will impeach Rita Cosby as a witness in her own defense. I have heard all of the tapes played on Greta Van Susteren's "On The Record" show and clearly Rita has been attempting to bribe the nanny's for affidavits and their testimony. Had they taken her offer, they too would have been the targets of criminal probes. Rita is finished in the journalism business. Her ongoing denials are futile. She will either land up homeless under a bridge or working and entry level job. McDonalds is always hiring.

2506 days ago
236.

Liz    

Two people are dead and Howard K. Stern gave them drugs prescribed to him so this is no story. The person who needs to be investigated is Howard, the lying drug pushing pimp who makes a living off women & children. Of course he wants money from Rita. Why not go after Jackie Hattan, she said worse things about him? Simple answer, Howard wants money & he thinks Jackie has no money. Sueing over a sex allegation? Howard thinks he can't fight the murder allegations but can the sex allegations? You mighty right something is fishy here & the fish smell is coming from Howard.

2506 days ago
237.

Liz    

GO BUY RITA'S BOOK & YOU'LL KNOW THE TRUTH.

2506 days ago
238.

Beth    

Howard got a bad rap. Good luck Howard!

2506 days ago
239.

chapter one from Rita's book    

Rita couldn't make it in respectful journalism so she had to stoop to destroying Anna Nicole's child's life for attention.

Posted at 1:49PM on Nov 7th 2007 by J

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Howard couldn't make it it respectful law-practice so he had to stoop to destroying
Anna Nicole's life for money.

2506 days ago
240.

somebody    

Rita need a voice box transplant.....it hurts me to hear her voice.

2506 days ago
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