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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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windy    

rita is backstabbing fool.

2460 days ago
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Gossamer    

It's time for Howard K Stern to slither back to the gutter

2460 days ago
18.

sam    

They all "smell"

2460 days ago
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Shitney, please drop of the face of the planet.    

I HOPE THEY THROW THE BOOK AT THE BITCH. NEVER DID LIKE HER AND NOW THIS. SHE IS TRASH-RAG PERSONIFIED.

2460 days ago
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Sharona    

Give 'em hell Howard. You really got screwed in this whole deal. Probably the only one that even thought anything of Anna and you were always made out to be the bad guy.

2460 days ago
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Cheeky    

Is this book out in stores i cant find it anywhere...

2460 days ago
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a guy    

Hey Rita lovers, do your history. She is wrote in a book about a gay sex tape SHE HAS NEVER SEEN. You don't just go writing about stuff you don't have evidence for. At the same time, I don't like Howard K. Stern just for the fact that he never stopped Smith from popping pills. He seemed to have supported. Never-the-less, Rita is a dumbass.

2460 days ago
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dregs    

Howard K Stern murdered Anna's son. That part of Crosbys story is true. Stern proabably paid the nannies to keep their mouth shut. The fact that Stern stole millions from Anna Nicole and has tons of stolen money in his off shore accounts is undeniable.

2460 days ago
24.

Scotty    

Howard K Stern is a crooked and manipulating man who took advantage of a rich girl own liked to do drugs...One day down the road, they might look for who murdered Anna's son in the prime of his life.

2460 days ago
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reggie    

go howard, put that bitch out of business, she is a devil looking for riches. even if they did make or tape, who the hell is she to try and espose someone. stankin ass bitch.

2460 days ago
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SACK OF SH*T    

Larry and Howard don't even like each other they sure wouldn't "do" each other!

2460 days ago
27.

Cici    

WOW, like anybody ever took anything Rita Cosby ever said seriously. Appears that if she were any good she'd be a regular on network TV SOMEWHERE, doesn't it? She may be another attention seeking opportunist who needs to make some money off somebody so she gave it a shot. What puzzles me is how a reputable publisher would print her book to start with. Hey, maybe the publishing company is a subsidiary of TMSleeze. Now that would make sense.

2460 days ago
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Christiana    

I agree with Fish....They all SMELL.

2460 days ago
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9    



I am no Howard fan - but the fat lazy ugly Cosby is too much - why make up a homosexual tale - like that is going to sell mega books!

2460 days ago
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what    

The only thing fishy about this sordid saga is Howard he stinks ups any room. This gutter tramp took the life aways from two people by enabling their drugs.

2460 days ago
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