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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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91.

Kelli    

Jan, that was my impression to. What is Vergie suppose to do?

2513 days ago
92.

Boo Hoo    

I just want to thank Lincoln for making my bank account $60 million dollars heavier. Lincoln you have a gift basket coming your way. Pick out a nice Rolex my friend. Suddenly I really don't care as much about the Marshall Estate, but I'll take what they give me even though that $6 million is a drop in the bucket.

2513 days ago
93.

MH    

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water................................

Da Dum Da Dum Da Dum Da Dum


























Earth, so big and round.
With her cheap poetry she does astound.
Your gloating is at best
A cheap shot that needs to be put to rest
Or your typing fingers should be bound


She belittles and scorns.
With her dark heart, all shriveled and torn.
You can’t listen to truth
Even when confronted with all the proof
You are hurting a child that has just been born


You should put your words to good use.
Instead of lines filled with abuse
A tragic accident
A story written so bent
Antinoids are losing and so obtuse

Earth, so big and round.
With her cheap poetry she does astound.
Your gloating is at best
A cheap shot that needs to be put to rest
Or your typing fingers should be bound


She belittles and scorns.
With her dark heart, all shriveled and torn.
You can’t listen to truth
Even when confronted with all the proof
You are hurting a child that has just been born


You should put your words to good use.
Instead of lines filled with abuse
A tragic accident
A story written so bent
Antinoids are losing and so obtuse

Earth, so big and round.
With her cheap poetry she does astound.
Your gloating is at best
A cheap shot that needs to be put to rest
Or your typing fingers should be bound


She belittles and scorns.
With her dark heart, all shriveled and torn.
You can’t listen to truth
Even when confronted with all the proof
You are hurting a child that has just been born


You should put your words to good use.
Instead of lines filled with abuse
A tragic accident
A story written so bent
Antinoids are losing and so obtuse

2513 days ago
94.

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

to poster 52- NO BODY FORCED EVIL CREEPY STERN TO BECOME ANA'S LAP DOG, IF HE HAD ANY PRIDE HE WOULD HAVE LEFT IF ANNA THROW him OUT OF HER LIFE.
INSTEAD STERN LEECHED ON ANNA FOR 12 YRS AND HER LIFE SPIRAL DOWN further and further with Stern until he destroyed her and her son Daniel with drugs..

2513 days ago
95.

Kat153    

Whatever happened to Paula Zahn from CNN? These people have airtime on these news channels and then one day their just gone. I really liked Aaron Brown from CNN too. They keep letting these people go and give 3 hours to Wolf Blitzer? Nothing against Wolf, but 3 hours of any one person on the news is too long. I think we know why Rita is gone, to write a book she will see no money from in the long run. She hates HKS and yet is about to help him get rich at her own expense...not smart.

2513 days ago
96.

Boo Hoo    

So where is Larry's lawsuit against Rita?

2513 days ago
97.

oxyclean    

I hear there is Virgie-Ben Thompson tape.

2513 days ago
98.

Sad    

76. It looks like witchy looking Bonnie Stern is defending her evil brother. Keep on typing witch nobody reads all your trash

Posted at 10:20PM on Nov 6th 2007 by Stern was a lap dog, no pride whatsoever!

MY Answer to Post 76,
If it were my brother, I am quite sure I would support and defend him. I wouldn't, however, ever disrespect the family or friends of the deceased at their funeral like Bonnie Stern did. That is the most dispicable act I have ever heard. Just goes to show ya the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. This family has a greedy need of entitlement. That's not how it works. This whole unfortunate story is all due to someone's greed and arrogance and we all know who that I$.

2513 days ago
99.

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

RITA BETTER GET THAT TAPE FROM THE NANIES. CAUSE THE NANIES TOLD SO TO ANOTHER LAWYER.

2513 days ago
100.

oxyclean    

# 87: Zahn and Brown had bad ratings. That's what you get when you do a good show. Brown was TOP!

2513 days ago
101.

PUT UP OR SHUT UP    

RITA IS COOKED

2513 days ago
102.

Barbo Garbo    

Howard "The Coward" K. $tern, is up to it, AGAIN!
In the mist of yet another scandal, and the possibility of being "found out" how he fed ANS drugs and facilitated for her to be in an "disable estate" at all times to she felt she needed him, and pay his way to have him around, all the while he was forging checks and doing with her money as he saw fit, for his gain, HK$ has created another "wag the dog" tactic. He's trying to shift the attention and focus focus on the more pressing investigations, like the medical examiners criminal inquiry on the illegal prescriptions which may have very well lead to ANS's death. These were issued in his name.....
The focus into the possible criminal implications with Danniel's death, etc...
All the while he was, with criminal intent, manipulating ANS, and succking her dry...

HAS EVERYONE FORGOTTEN HOW THIS MAN IN OPEN COURT TESTIFIED TO BEING THE FATHER OF THE THE BABY GIRL, AND REFUSED TO SUMMIT THE BABY FOR TESTING BECAUSE IT WAS, TO HIM, NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD?

THIS IS THE SAME MAN WHO IN OPEN COURT, RECUSE HIS APPOINTMENT AS EXECUTOR AND GUARDIAN OF ANS'S WILL, WHILE TODAY HE REFUSES TO WITHDRAW LEGALLY, AND CLAIMS HE'S NOT GETTING PAID-------- RIGHT!

Boy you all need to take some pills, or wake up to the beauty of our established, et poorly understood and executed, legal system....

WAKE UP PEOPLE - HOWARD K $TERN IS A CRIMINAL..... AND HE'S TRYING LIKE HELL, ON GOD KNOWS WHO'S DIME, TO SHIFT ATTENTION AND COLLECT IF HE CAN ON ANYTHING....

RITA - YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO.... YOU ARE A JOURNALIST, AND I HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT WITH YOUR YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND ACCESS TI LEGAL ADVISE, YOU DID NOT DO ANYTHING UNETHICAL, AND LOW....

2513 days ago
103.

my own damn opinion    


screw hk$ and the so called judge in NY............he was paid offfffffff too......

Rita got the TRUTH out there and I thank her for that..........................

May you rot in HELL hk$

2513 days ago
104.

BEve    

Rita, all this to sell a book. Missing some integrity.

http://www.sacredstep.com

2513 days ago
105.

oxyclean    

Stern was a lap dog, a spineless masochist.
He didn't kill anybody.

2513 days ago
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