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Howard K: Gay, Schmay, Now You Pay

9/2/2008 8:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Howard K Stern says he smells the two rats who allegedly concocted lies and fed them to Rita Cosby in her tell-all book -- and the rodents are Jackie Hatten and Mark Speer, Larry Birkhead's former bodyguard.

TMZ has obtained a copy of a defamation lawsuit Stern just filed in L.A. County Superior Court. He claims Hatten -- the sister of Anna Nicole Smith's crazy ex-con ex-boyfriend Mark -- fed lies to Cosby, including the one that Stern gave lip service to Larry B ... in a Paris Hilton kind of way. Cosby's already been sued for publishing the allegation ... et tu, Jackie.

And there's more ... Stern is also suing Mark Speer, the dude Debra Opri hired to bodyguard Birkhead. Larry fired Speer, and Stern claims the scorned heavy then made up lies, which he spoon fed to Cosby. The alleged lies include claims that Stern was stealing money from Anna and striking back door deals with Birkhead over Dannielynn.

Stern is suing Hatten and Speer for unspecified damages.

BTW, Mark Hatten was busted for DUI today.

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46.

Only swim in the Ocean    

Posted at 9:49PM on Sep 3rd 2008 by Ron Rail
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Cute moniker! ☺

HKS has won many Motions before the Courts as his inter-related cases go forward. Everyone closely following this case knows this. Also, HKS didn't appoint himself Executor and co-Trustee, a Judge did. It's also well known that these cases haven't yet come to trial, so we can only count 'victories' in the Motions won step by step.

Reinventing history? I've said the same things all along as the facts became available; possibly you missed all the details of the ANS saga along the way.

In all civil cases, the Court expects and demands that both parties entertain settlement talks. LB did the reasonable and expected action of offering a settlement to Opri. It's never been a question of paying his legal bills, but whether those bills were just.

Opri already has LB's money in her Client Trust Account; he just wants it back minus an acceptable amount for what services Opri actually did. Opri's odd actions in Seidlin's Court and at ANS's funeral hardly constitute justifiable legal work in LB's Paternity case. Since Opri rejected an offer that would pay her fees, LB's case will proceed and it includes additional claims for monetary damages that far exceed even Opri's original bill; her choice. LB's lawsuit and Opri's failed Motions to have it dismissed are available on multiple sites on the Internet.

You know, when a person's Motions in a lawsuit are consistently denied whole or in part, it's usually not reasonable to assume that person will go on to prevail at trial. This is the case for both O'Q and Opri at this point in time.

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47.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    



Calm down . We are having a discussion here , this is all our humble , little nobody , 'OUTSIDERs" opinions here . Don't take it to heart , silllies . We still DO have the right to disagree with ms. swims don't we ? lol Or is big , bad Howare gonna come and sue us ? Well, he can't sue everybody who thinks he at the very least could have worked toward prevention and not aided her with the little cups of pills every four hours , alledgedly , according to the nannys.

And i miss ANNA and all the joy we have been robbed of watching her grow up with DL.

2157 days ago
48.

Tracy    

Calm down . We are having a discussion here , this is all our humble , little nobody , 'OUTSIDERs" opinions here . Don't take it to heart , silllies . We still DO have the right to disagree with ms. swims don't we ? lol Or is big , bad Howare gonna come and sue us ? Well, he can't sue everybody who thinks he at the very least could have worked toward prevention and not aided her with the little cups of pills every four hours , alledgedly , according to the nannys.

And i miss ANNA and all the joy we have been robbed of watching her grow up with DL.

Posted at 11:28PM on Sep 3rd 2008 by Somebody forgot to get their rabies shots , again


THE NANNIES? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa

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49.

Attention Ho    

46. Posted at 9:49PM on Sep 3rd 2008 by Ron Rail
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Cute moniker! ☺

HKS has won many Motions before the Courts as his inter-related cases go forward. Everyone closely following this case knows this. Also, HKS didn't appoint himself Executor and co-Trustee, a Judge did. It's also well known that these cases haven't yet come to trial, so we can only count 'victories' in the Motions won step by step.

Reinventing history? I've said the same things all along as the facts became available; possibly you missed all the details of the ANS saga along the way.

In all civil cases, the Court expects and demands that both parties entertain settlement talks. LB did the reasonable and expected action of offering a settlement to Opri. It's never been a question of paying his legal bills, but whether those bills were just.

Opri already has LB's money in her Client Trust Account; he just wants it back minus an acceptable amount for what services Opri actually did. Opri's odd actions in Seidlin's Court and at ANS's funeral hardly constitute justifiable legal work in LB's Paternity case. Since Opri rejected an offer that would pay her fees, LB's case will proceed and it includes additional claims for monetary damages that far exceed even Opri's original bill; her choice. LB's lawsuit and Opri's failed Motions to have it dismissed are available on multiple sites on the Internet.

You know, when a person's Motions in a lawsuit are consistently denied whole or in part, it's usually not reasonable to assume that person will go on to prevail at trial. This is the case for both O'Q and Opri at this point in time.

Posted at 10:22PM on Sep 3rd 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean


'Swims' is Emmett Glenn aka 'Delusional Walk Amongst Us' aka 'Ego Buster' aka 'Targets'. Deny it all you want now but the truth will come out. We know you are playing both sides.

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mm    

Target /EGO BUSTER or EMMETT GLENN is paid blogger .That's what he does for living.He said he was Anna Nicole' s friend, and then he said he was Larry Birkhead's friend.Right now he is on TOPIX FORUM and he claims he knows and supports V. Arthur !!!

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51.

Howard Supporter    

".........You know, when a person's Motions in a lawsuit are consistently denied whole or in part, it's usually not reasonable to assume that person will go on to prevail at trial. This is the case for both O'Q and Opri at this point in time."

Posted at 10:22PM on Sep 3rd 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

I can' say that I follow the Birkhead/Opri case, but I have always believed that the FIRST case (Stern v O'Quinn) would be the one to keep a close eye on have found the legal arguments from both sides to be fascinating...at least what I can understand from them. O'Quinn has consistently procrastinated and thrown up walls of 'paper' objecting to everything but the kitchen sink and sometimes even including that!

The Houston federal court reveals a last action consisting of a telephone conference months ago with the judge consisting of the defendant, Stern, releasing some previously requested doc uments of a personal nature regarding Dannielynn, etc. that will be forthwith considered PROTECTED.

Since the Florida case overlaps into the Cosby case, this is where the pending flurry of activity is taking place and the latest ruling which addresses ALL of the motions from Lin Wood (motions to compel regarding not only discovery but a deadline for more responsive answers to previous interrogatories and Admissions, etc. ) The O'Quinn motion regarding interlocutory appeal--denied, motion to strike Stern's Opposition to Appeal--now moot.

In your previous, and more detailed post, you bring up the decision regarding the pending deposition of Wilma V and D. Clark as it relates to their 'investigation' (the one parallel to the OFFICIAL investigation) which, as you say, became the basis of Blonde Ambition--thus negative 'work-product' privilege because it was divulged to a third party, RC.

The internet monikers and internet inundation of the results of the so-called 'investigation' also negate work-product privilege and the judge points out the very PUBLIC dissemination from Team Texas of all of the alleged information they had acquired in the media and on the internet.

All I can say at this point is...AT LONG LAST! FINALLY. we will have a true and detailed account of the horrible spectacle that was thrus upon us all; those of us who innocently thought they were just blogging and posting as we generally do on the internet--and for some of us, we have been internet posters for years and have never seen the likes of this ugly debacle perpetrated as it was oo BOTH the media and the internet.

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52.

Howard Supporter    

Sorry for all the typos--I don't proofread posts so as not to lose my train of thought (at the moment I am posting and concentrating).

I do NOT foolow the complex and convoluted Birkhead/Opri case--

2156 days ago
53.

Sandeana    

Jackie Hatten, & her brother Mark are mental retards.

2156 days ago
54.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    


"THE NANNIES? HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa

Posted at 1:39AM on Sep 4th 2008 by Kerry your punctuation is showing".

I was sort of wondering when you'd show your # ! And, once again, i'm not Kerry but thanks for the compliment.

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55.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    

PLUS >>>M____N , don't you think i know it's NANNIES not NANNYS ? Two beautiful people are dead, a child is motherless and all you sternies are worried about is spelling and punctuation . Somethings never change around here.

2156 days ago
56.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    


51." Target /EGO BUSTER or EMMETT GLENN is paid blogger .That's what he does for living.He said he was Anna Nicole' s friend, and then he said he was Larry Birkhead's friend.Right now he is on TOPIX FORUM and he claims he knows and supports V. Arthur !!!

Posted at 12:50PM on Sep 4th 2008 by SPLIT PERSONALITY DISORDER"



really ? How can that be ? Delusional Walk Among Us is so witty and smart , Ego Buster so passionate and probably some kind of genius, while Only Swims is , is , is a really good writer who is tireless and sometimes clueless in reagards to the Anna Nicole Smith Saga that i find it hard to believe they are all the same people . MORE PROOF PLEASE before i go OFF . We all kinda figured that Swims was a paid blogger , who pays her and why if she is wokin both sides ? It doesn't make any sense to me , EXPLAIN .

2156 days ago
57.

Only swim in the Ocean    

...
You know, when a person's Motions in a lawsuit are consistently denied whole or in part, it's usually not reasonable to assume that person will go on to prevail at trial. This is the case for both O'Q and Opri at this point in time.

Posted at 10:22PM on Sep 3rd 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

'Swims' is Emmett Glenn aka 'Delusional Walk Amongst Us' aka 'Ego Buster' aka 'Targets'. Deny it all you want now but the truth will come out. We know you are playing both sides.

Posted at 7:52AM on Sep 4th 2008 by The Games People Play
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I only post as 'Only swim in the Ocean' and always have. I only post on TMZ and GretaWire. I identified the paid blogger influence from the O'Q/VA people a year and a half ago on TMZ - it's not news.

Don't tell me 'the truth will come out'; I've been saying that all along.

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58.

mm    

JACKIE HATTEN AND MARK HATTEN ARE RETARDED LOSERS.THEIR GOOD FRIEND LARRY BIRKHEAD WILL GO DOWN WITH THEM, EVENTUALLY .BIRKHEAD WAS IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH JACKIE HATTEN WHEN ANNA WAS IN THE BAHAMAS.LAURIE PAYNE, ANNA'S SO CALLED FRIEND TALKED TO JACKIE HATTEN BEFORE SHE MADE AFFIDAVIT IN BIRKHEAD'S FAVOR 'EEWWW, I WOULD NEVER WITH STERN '

2156 days ago
59.

Only swim in the Ocean    

50. ".........You know, when a person's Motions in a lawsuit are consistently denied whole or in part, it's usually not reasonable to assume that person will go on to prevail at trial. This is the case for both O'Q and Opri at this point in time."

Posted at 10:22PM on Sep 3rd 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

I can' say that I follow the Birkhead/Opri case, but I have always believed that the FIRST case (Stern v O'Quinn) would be the one to keep a close eye on have found the legal arguments from both sides to be fascinating...at least what I can understand from them. O'Quinn has consistently procrastinated and thrown up walls of 'paper' objecting to everything but the kitchen sink and sometimes even including that!

The Houston federal court reveals a last action consisting of a telephone conference months ago with the judge consisting of the defendant, Stern, releasing some previously requested doc uments of a personal nature regarding Dannielynn, etc. that will be forthwith considered PROTECTED.

Since the Florida case overlaps into the Cosby case, this is where the pending flurry of activity is taking place and the latest ruling which addresses ALL of the motions from Lin Wood (motions to compel regarding not only discovery but a deadline for more responsive answers to previous interrogatories and Admissions, etc. ) The O'Quinn motion regarding interlocutory appeal--denied, motion to strike Stern's Opposition to Appeal--now moot.

In your previous, and more detailed post, you bring up the decision regarding the pending deposition of Wilma V and D. Clark as it relates to their 'investigation' (the one parallel to the OFFICIAL investigation) which, as you say, became the basis of Blonde Ambition--thus negative 'work-product' privilege because it was divulged to a third party, RC.

The internet monikers and internet inundation of the results of the so-called 'investigation' also negate work-product privilege and the judge points out the very PUBLIC dissemination from Team Texas of all of the alleged information they had acquired in the media and on the internet.

All I can say at this point is...AT LONG LAST! FINALLY. we will have a true and detailed account of the horrible spectacle that was thrus upon us all; those of us who innocently thought they were just blogging and posting as we generally do on the internet--and for some of us, we have been internet posters for years and have never seen the likes of this ugly debacle perpetrated as it was oo BOTH the media and the internet.

Posted at 12:43PM on Sep 4th 2008 by Facts, please
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Yes, the 65 page Omnibus Order is fascinating to read. The Judge reiterates the HKS v. O'Q case from the beginning to the present day and all the details of both parties' claims along the way. We all saw Cosby's book 'previewed' on the blogs for months in advance of its publication by bloggers who presented the information as fact and 'inside information' and pro-HKS bloggers pointed out its preposterous inaccuracies and fabrications along the way.

The MSM clued in early that they had been 'had' by the O'Q/VA operatives and knocked O'Q, VA and Opri off the air long ago. When Cosby's book was published it only confirmed for the media that their 'inside sources and agitators' that were leaking so-called secret information to them were the same people that had collaborated with Cosby. Cosby's few interviews on TV about her book were brief and very hostile.

O'Q/McCabe have set up Clark and Wilma (and her bloggers) as the fall guys. O'Q's latest contention is that he simply repeated on TV, in good faith, what his investigators told him. His earlier tactic of saying he was just fooling around and trying to 'level the playing field' for VA by lying on TV has already failed.

McCabe's silly lawsuit against bloggers who allegedly did something that was never necessary and never happened will disappear if any information from this lawsuit's upcoming depositions leaks to the Press. Will O'Q settle with HKS in this suit and seal the results and go forth with his VA lawsuit against bloggers or will he drop the 'bloggers' lawsuit and fight HKS's defamation suit to the end of time? How much more money will O'Q throw down the rat-hole he's created?

As I said before, Cosby will likely settle or be found liable at trial first which in turn would severely limit O'Q's options. Cosby is personally aware of all the O'Q operatives/agitators actions and she is too young to live a life of shame. Cosby's Publisher is no doubt more realistic as it foots her bills than O'Q is.

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60.

Howard Supporter    

Swims

I have to read and re-read those long and sometimes convoluted legalisms and have no way of deciphering the case citations referring to legal precedents that are 'similar' to this particular case. Still, I have more interest in the Florida case for the reasons you state--basically it reflects the heart of everything that happened in this past year and provides an outline or what the court calls 'background'.' That alone tells me these judges and/or their aides read all the electronic motions and counter-motions to observe legal protocol among other things; i.e. I rather enjoyed the denial of O'Quinn's motion for interloculotory appeal since there usually are three criteria for certain rulings to adhere to--this one did NOT fit the 'exceptional' rule. There was nothing exceptional to cause an appeal to re-address the legal issues. The rest of the Omnibus Order is a drumbeat of reiteration after reiteration--and each must be applicable to each argument in the motions. Thus, the 'Approved in part'......the part that was made public to third parties.

I have no desire to rehash the past year and the nauseating tone that took over this board--I thought I was on an ordinary blog and quickly learned otherwise. There was ALWAYS something just too fiendish about the opposition; something too overzealous about their rantings; something way too harsh in their insults for Stern supporters; something way, way too much overkill in their inspired indiignation and hatred for Howard K. Stern. That's all I can muster at the present in reliving the past on TMZ.

To address some of your points--the blogger cases in Texas (one now defunct) were a direct result/retaliation for the Cosby case which Team Texas KNEW all too well emanated from O'Quinn and Firm. We all suspected as much, but proving it is another story. So now we come full circle to the present and arduous path of legal proof. Exposure in a a court of law to the underhanded dealings of a famous attorney and his law firm might be fodder for the media gossip mills--who knows? GVS briefly denigrated the Arthur blogger lawsuit--the one thrown out in Houston now. Even the judge in Houston turned away in disgust from that--her ruling contained a thinly veiled disdain for the legal maneuverings of McCabe in his forum shopping for a court to try bloggers.

You wrote:

"O'Q/McCabe have set up Clark and Wilma (and her bloggers) as the fall guys. O'Q's latest contention is that he simply repeated on TV, in good faith, what his investigators told him. His earlier tactic of saying he was just fooling around and trying to 'level the playing field' for VA by lying on TV has already failed."

Yep, he tried fighting for Wilma and failed. Since Texas temporarily denied the subpoena pending resolution of the work-product privilege concern, it is curious as to what happens next as to a Texas deposition.

I personally believe none of these case will go to trial--and that the state court case in Harris County, Texas will be dropped. I have always said as much in the past. I see now that the latest defamation case by Howard against Jackie Hatten and Mark Speer in Los Angeles reiterates the association with Cosby--as sources--same as Wilma and Don Clark. The South Carolina case against GBT and Ford Shelley is very different--has to do with theft and sale of stolen property from Horizons, violations of TWO court injunctions! That case interests me too and was long in coming.

We are so knowledgable and faithful to the story we lived in the blogosphere for so long that we can sit back and watch each judge encapsulate it all over again for us as tho learning about it from the beginning--which we did. We KNOW the 'BACKGROUND' and it never ceases to amaze me that this is a standard topic heading in all of the court opinions and briefs.

Frankly, I can take just so much of this story--and only for a short time--and have to put it out of my mind.

PS

I think twice before blogging ANYWHERE any more. Even my favorite old haunts pre-ANS story no longer tempt me--

Sorry for being so longwinded. :-)

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