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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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61.

VoteRep    

How do you become a paid blogger? Seriously, I would like to know.........

Anyway, Howard has had my support from the beginning and still does. It was obvious to any person with even the lowest IQ that the Hatten's were just trying to get their minute of fame. I guess they figured even if it were lies, what the hell, maybe the were made at Anna for leaving them out of the limelight when they were in her life. Anna always said Howard was the only one she could trust.

Where's virgie been hiding? She making sure no more guns are around her house to injure anymore children? Know she's done enough emotional damage.

Miss you Anna and Daniel, hope you are both able to RIP with how people are supporting the mother you hated and saying awful things about the man you loved. AT LEAST, Dannilynn is with Larry (who I don't care for much), but that's 110% better than being with virgie. Hope that gives you some peace.

2206 days ago
62.

NoodleMonkey    

I'm with the other commenter--who cares?! The whole lot of them are money-hungry synchophants (Larry, Virgie, Howard etc) but if they are or not gay is irrelevant.

2206 days ago
63.

Bryon Cooks    

Howard K. Stern has never won a case, ever. No one cares about winning motions, please. If Howard K. Stern was my attorney, I would commit suicide too!

Please show me one instance of Howard winning a case in the Anna Nicole Murder Tragedy. He is a sad sack. I feel sorry for him. All this litigation about his gayness? How does the saying go? "Methinks the lawyer doth protest too much,"

If you havn't notice there is a gay mafia element here. Look at all the players closely. Larry, Howard, Nazarian, Ron Rale, etc., etc.. Who do gay men love the most and say they would marry? Marilyn Monroe. I rest my case.

Howard, please stay in your adopted country of the Bahamas to stay with Anna and Daniel like you professed. Oh, and get a grave marker for their graves. Spend some of Anna's money on Anna and Daniel for a change.

2206 days ago
64.

Only swim in the Ocean    

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

Who would pay ahole Lucas/Ego to post psycho crap on blogs?? His insane jealously of swims on TMZ is well docu mented. No way they are the same person.

2206 days ago
65.

Only swim in the Ocean    

63. Jackie Hatten, & her brother Mark are mental retards.

Posted at 11:52PM on Sep 4th 2008 by Sandeana

agree

2206 days ago
66.

mm    

Birkhead and his close friends Jackie Hatten. Laurie Payne will be exposed as liars.Birkhead lied in the court in Florida, Bahamas.His good friend Laurie Payne made false affidavit in Birkhead's favor.They all wanted to put innocent man in prison.HOWARD K STERN will never forgive and forget what they did to him.Birkhead 'earned' millions, he acomplished what he had wanted from day one.LIARS WILL NOT WIN.Birkhead watch out, YOU ARE NEXT .

2206 days ago
67.

TIA    

Howard, why are Anna and Daniel still laying in unmarked graves in a foreign country?
Howard, how come you've never chosen to pursue the answer to the question of where the methodone came from that killed Daniel with the same virgor you use to sue all these other individuals? No monetary benefit in it for you being that Daniel wasn't your son?
Howard, are you gainfully employed? If not, why?

2205 days ago
68.

TIA    

Howard, how come you never updated Anna's will to include Dannilynn? Wouldn't it have been in the best interest of your daughter (as you went on National TV and stated "no doubt in either of our minds that I am the father") to have her included in her mother's Will? What did you do all day Howard? You certainly had time to arrange and participate in interviews and magazine photo spreads, a commitment ceremony (while Daniel was laying in a morgue), travel to Florida, and had time to purchase a boat. Yet, you as Anna's lawyer had absolutely no time to update Anna's will to include her new baby? Why? You had plenty of time once the pregancy was known.

2205 days ago
69.

Only swim in the Ocean    

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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. :-)

Posted at 6:00PM on Sep 4th 2008 by Facts, please
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These civil cases are very slow moving by their nature but I agree, many of us who have closely followed the saga are fascinated watching their evolution as the truth that we saw so long ago is docu_mented by the Court system.

It is disconcerting that too many bloggers apparently haven't read or understood these detailed Court decisions yet feel free to comment on them anyway. Even with the McCabe 'bloggers' lawsuit, some still think it's a search 'for the truth' as if it was a wrongful death suit. It has never been any such thing. Anyone can read the lawsuit online!

Another example, the Omnibus Order at the very end says HKS's Motions are allowed in part and denied in part, while having described in very great detail in previous pages what aspect caused the Motions as originally written to be partially denied. Wood had asked for 'everything' Wilma did in her investigation and blogging activities without specifying dates. The Judge added the exact dates for the material Wilma is ordered to provide and testify to in deposition and Wood agreed he should have been that specific in the first place. So, part of Wood's original broad motion was 'denied'. Wood still gets what he wants and needs.

Wilma is ordered to provide all her and her bloggers' posts from TMZ! If this ever goes to trial what a hoot it will be to find out for a fact who the people were that constantly bashed HKS, LB and DL while talking up VA long after VA was legally irrelevant to this story.

I agree that these cases probably won't go to trial. The damage to O'Q/McCabe/Cosby/Opri would be so substantial and long-lived that only O'Q might think he's old and rich enough not to care anymore.

• It's too bad O'Q/McCabe haven't put any effort and money into securing VA any rights with respect to DL in American Courts while spending a fortune in Federal Courts dithering about whether or not O'Q said what we all say him say on TV.

• But they still invoke 'poor Virgie' at every turn as if they were now or ever working on VA's 'rights'.

• Their continued bashing of HKS, LB and DL has nothing now to do with helping VA; it's all part of a losing scheme to hopefully bamboozle a Texas Jury and score some cash to pay back O'Q the O'Q Law Firm.

To this day, O'Q/McCabe/VA have never filed in any American Court for custody of or guardianship of or even visitation with DL! No O'Q/VA blogger/supporter has even acknowledged this fact, much less tried to explain it. Amazing!

2204 days ago
70.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    



This embattled grandmother has so much grace that she would never insert herself into Larry's life unless she was wholeheartedly embraced as the beautiful grandmother she is. This worman has born the grief and pain of her loss with such class that she should be awarded grandmother of the millineum.

2203 days ago
71.

Howard Supporter    

"The Judge added the exact dates for the material Wilma is ordered to provide and testify to in deposition and Wood agreed he should have been that specific in the first place. So, part of Wood's original broad motion was 'denied'. Wood still gets what he wants and needs"

Posted at 10:30PM on Sep 6th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

There appears to be some confusion (typos) regarding the cutoff date for materials--some places in the Order say March 27, 2007--t'he latest date of a challenged public statement' by O'Quinn and then that date appears earlier in the Order as March 27, 2008! Which is the correct cutoff date? March 27, 2007 precedes the date the lawsuit was initiated--April 13, 2007. I recall Wood requesting any and all disclosure from the private ingestigation post initiation of lawsuit date. Whether this date is 2007 or 2008 it refers to everything said publicly, disclosed to third parties and even work-product information related to O'Quinn alleged defamation. (read # 2 and #3 of the Ruling in the order, p. 53.which cites a March 27, 2008 cutoff date).

The Firm Requests for Production of materials are separately addressed corresponding to each separate request from the motions filed and are under #4, page 54. Here, too, the cutoff date consistently reads March 27, 2007. So I am sticking with my initial belief that March 27, 2007 is the specified cutoff date for everything.

Now that a stipulated Protective Order for Highly Confidential information has been enacted by the court it is up to the defendants' or whomever is claiming that highly confidential info is involved to authenticate same via in camera viewing, etc.

As to the continued trashing and bashing of HKS and the robotic attempts to continue the status quo with the propagandized and now obsolote and failed effort--we can only guess as to what drives such mindless chatter. The fact is the truth may very well be revealed--just not in the way they wish. Uncovering and exposing that truth has already been realized with this latest ruling and go-ahead to depose Vice and Clark as well as the suit to uncover the lies and hype from Hatten and Speer that contributed to Cosby's book. South Carolina deals with a lawsuit overlapping into the Cosby suit reflecting personal papers and possessions of ANS stolen and subpoened as 'evidence' for Cosby--thus the Temporary Restraining Order requested in SC.

So, we have THREE cases related to the infamous so-called 'book' by Cosby; the so-called 'sources' she used--each lacking credibility and including 20 John/Jane Does yet to be revealed in the CA suit; and a notorious and shameful orchestrated effort by Team Texas that failed in every legal venue in which they pressured and exploited the facts and the deaths and the reputation of an innocent man. This FAILURE in the judicial system, including in The Bahamas, constitutes the sour-grapes philosophy which drives them onward to the ultimate precipice from which the fall will be even greater than it should have been if they had simply been mature and intelligent enough to recognize defeat and inability to infiltrate and destroy due process of the Law.

2202 days ago
72.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    



Seriously , you don't really think you can obstruct the truth the way you lawyers do the law do you ? Well , i'm here to tell you that though it is centainly a fine kettle of fish Rita has made for herself , it doesn't have ANYTHING TO DO with that little motherless child. All the fancy talk is just empty clouds , great big puffy ones like after a big storm , oh sure , they look pretty and we like to look up at them and see all kinds of things.

We want the truth and justice for this family. Nothing less will do. We want to know why Anna was allowed to wither and die the way she did with a nurse, a doctor and a paramedic , plus , her lawyer , all there to care for her . It is bullcrap and you know it , so get off your high horse and come down here with the little "mindless" people .

2202 days ago
73.

Only swim in the Ocean    

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So, we have THREE cases related to the infamous so-called 'book' by Cosby; the so-called 'sources' she used--each lacking credibility and including 20 John/Jane Does yet to be revealed in the CA suit; and a notorious and shameful orchestrated effort by Team Texas that failed in every legal venue in which they pressured and exploited the facts and the deaths and the reputation of an innocent man. This FAILURE in the judicial system, including in The Bahamas, constitutes the sour-grapes philosophy which drives them onward to the ultimate precipice from which the fall will be even greater than it should have been if they had simply been mature and intelligent enough to recognize defeat and inability to infiltrate and destroy due process of the Law.

Posted at 9:22AM on Sep 8th 2008 by Facts, please
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I think the 03/27/08 was a typo also. The last alleged statement of O'Q is from the date, 03/27/07 when he spoke on both the NG and Greta shows that day. The '08 starts being used when the Judge is referencing an August '08 hearing and continues on/off for the remainder of the ruling from that point; an understandable typo.

• We recall, in O'Q's first deposition in this case, he claimed to not know Wilma and had no idea what Clark was doing or where he was doing it and whatever Clark did, it he did it as an employee of the O'Q Law Firm, not as O'Q's personal employee. Then, HKS/Wood successfully added the O'Q Law Firm to their lawsuit.

• We recall, in a Motion to Dismiss this case, or, failing that, move it to Texas, O'Q said he was just making stuff up and no reasonable person would believe it was true (HKS is a murderer, has 7 Life Insurance Policies, etc.) and that he could just blather on in Public because Attorneys can do that in a Court Room. Well, the case was not dismissed and the Judge ruled the Attorney privilege in a Court Room where the Judge has immediate control over what is said and done, does not apply in the public at large.

• Leading up to this latest decision, O'Q said he did not make defamatory statements because he was just repeating what Clark/Wilma had told him from their investigations in FL. That is why this Judge just ruled the investigations up to 03/27/07 are NOT protected as Attorney Work Product since O'Q himself brought them up as his reason he is not liable for defamation. So, we will see just what Clark/Wilma had as an investigation.

In summary, we have O'Q saying three conflicting things in this one case: (earliest to latest)

1- I don't know Wilma and don't know what Clark did.
2- I was just making up heinous rumors about HKS so dismiss the case.
3- Clark/Wilma told me he was a murderer and I believed them - it's their fault.

Wilma has to cough up information she provided to Cosby for her book even after the cut-off date of 03/27/07, even if that information was not used in the book. This is big. We all saw Cosby's book previewed on TMZ months before its publication. Now we'll see what monikers belonged to whom and sort out the innocent bloggers expressing their personal opinions from the ones directed by Wilma or made by Wilma herself. Wilma's testimony will also clear up the 'blog wars' by revealing which person was making up their 'inside' information in posts (for whatever reason) versus those who were actually funneling the O'Q investigation and legal strategy from the O'Q Law Firm.

I expect Wilma's blog entries to show that the majority of perceived 'Virgie bashing' was instigated by O'Q's people using many different monikers simultaneously to create the appearance of pages and pages of (fake) 'Stern supporters' bad-mouthing their legally irrelevant Client. With Wilma forced to sit for a deposition in the Federal case it's reasonable to expect HKS to zoom in on this area of questioning when a similar order for Wilma's deposition is provided to HKS/Wood in McCabe's State lawsuit against 'bloggers'.

2202 days ago
74.

Only swim in the Ocean    

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As to the continued trashing and bashing of HKS and the robotic attempts to continue the status quo with the propagandized and now obsolote and failed effort--we can only guess as to what drives such mindless chatter. The fact is the truth may very well be revealed--just not in the way they wish. Uncovering and exposing that truth has already been realized with this latest ruling and go-ahead to depose Vice and Clark as well as the suit to uncover the lies and hype from Hatten and Speer that contributed to Cosby's book. South Carolina deals with a lawsuit overlapping into the Cosby suit reflecting personal papers and possessions of ANS stolen and subpoened as 'evidence' for Cosby--thus the Temporary Restraining Order requested in SC.
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Posted at 9:22AM on Sep 8th 2008 by Facts, please
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HKS/Wood are doing a good job rounding up people that have so far refused to testify. Speer is Opri's employee and Jackie is just MIA. Since there is only one truth either of them could provide, this is not an effort to 'silence witnesses' that bolster Cosby's position, rather it's an attempt to get them to speak in the first place. Speer or Hatten couldn't possibly have something different to say when being deposed by either Cosby's people or HKS's people.

Even Cosby's Publisher has been trying to hunt down Hatten to testify to her claims that she made to Cosby in an effort to get Cosby off the hook because Cosby could then be perceived to have been reasonably relying on someone she believed to have 'inside' information.

Cosby also testified in her deposition for HKS that Wilma had 'discoverable material' when fingering Clark/Wilma as two of her sources.

Cosby might even get off the hook if she simply disclosed publicly that O'Q's people and others convinced her that what they told her was the absolute truth and apologized for never having checked out her sources. Then the general population would know that the only suspicions in the ANS saga were those falsely and deliberately perpetrated by O'Q's people for their own fame and fortune and without regard to VA's position in the story or the baby, DL. Even VA by now must realize that part of the reason McCabe filed his stupid 'bloggers' lawsuit was to demonstrate to VA that they didn't just use and abuse her as a means to their own ends.

Speak now Cosby and begin to restore your personal and professional reputation.

Discard the O'Q/McCabe people now VA if you really want to be part of DL's life.

2202 days ago
75.

Sue    

do we even know what happen in the Cosby lawsuit??
sheesh you would think howard could just let some of this go and get on with this damn life

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