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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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Larry, if there is a heart in your chest please call mrs arthur TODAY and let her see her grandbaby.That baby is all she has left of her mommy and brother. Please don't hurt her more by keeping her from her grandmother another day,..where is your heart? You KNOW she doesnt want money, she just wants to see dannielynn and she was trying to protect her daughters money for dl to have later.we see now why she needed to protect it. please , call her . work it out with her..

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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    


Virgie won our hearts .

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93.

Only swim in the Ocean    

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RC is liable and compensation must be meted out if the law means anything at all. I'm no expert on libel laws and all I know is the tabloid and garish Dominick Dunne who lost his mind about Gary Condit and settled (the first case) after three years and issued a statement of apology. Is this analagous in some small way to O'Quinn? Yes, I think so, but that was defamation and Cosby constitutes libel. All I know is that the INTENT of the law is to seek justice and I just don't see how justice can be obtained with a possible legal strategy of 'I didn't mean it' or "I believed all these losers because I though tthey were all fine and upstanding people' or "Jackie Hatten had the utmost credibility' or...whatever. LAME. The sad truth is that Cosby and Team Texas AND OPRI were out to 'get HKS' no matter what it took to do it. They couldn't do it legally in a court of law and prove anything of value against him and they knew it. So, they chose the filthy coward's way of HEARSAY and LIES.

So, in conclusion, most media whores eventually back off and away from the sensational and driven reporting as real facts come to light (GVS) but a book STANDS forever --it is the written word. ...

Posted at 3:18PM on Sep 9th 2008 by Facts, please
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I agree with you that Cosby as an individual must pay up for her own heinous role in the smearing of HKS, LB and DL and with as much publicity as possible to permanently mark her book in history. 'Blond Ambition' hopefully will be always referenced through the years with an (*) beside it. You are hardly "sounding a tad ornery and combative", rather I enjoy greatly your views and find them helpful.

Although the 'someone else gave me the information which I relied on' line won't fly with a Judge (hopefully), I do think the popular press (and even jurors if it comes to that) might unfortunately seize upon 'other villains' to some extent as they consider partial responsibility and fall-out. Worse characters than Cosby have been rehabilitated to varying degrees, particularly within the world of pop culture; Mark Fuhrman comes to mind.

Recall early on, Cosby's immediate deflection of responsibility:

"10/09/07

By N. THOMAS-BROWN, Guardian Staff Reporter
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Cosby, who is in The Bahamas this week, said that she never spoke to the nannies but stands by her book, "which also attributes the claim of a sexual encounter to a friend of Smith's," according to the Associated Press.

"We have a number of sources," she said. "We have it attributed directly to a private investigator who specifically said that." "

When these cases are settled in HKS's favor, the media could have a field day, which I think would do more 'damage' to the unholy trinity (O'Q, Cosby, Opri) than any trial. Popular shows like Greta and NG already know the operatives involved and how they called them repeatedly with 'breaking news', i.e. the lies, rumors and innuendos we are all familiar with from the blogs and watching their shows. Recall how fast NG dropped the entire ANS story after her clueless two shows in a row about ANS's will going into Probate. She heroically media-whored the first night with her usual line-up of psycho-babble guests before hearing on the second night from actual experts in the field of Probate Law. Even Gloria Allred told NG that she didn't share NG's negative view of HKS. Many talk show hosts know first-hand how they were used and abused by the principals (O'Q, Cosby, Opri) and their operatives and may be unrestrained once the cases are over. Greta was close to nailing Cosby (after being the first and maybe only TV host to uncover the identity of Wilma Vicedomine) during the 'nannygate' scandal just before Cosby went MIA (along with Clark).

At least Liz McNamara is piling up monster billable hours for herself as she seeks to justify the content of Cosby's book through the legal process instead of buying false testimony from witnesses as her client did. ☺ Hopefully LB's legal team will keep a lid on this wholesale invasion of privacy that is far beyond the scope of Cosby's defamatory gay-based fraud and murder conspiracy that she concocted for her book.

Thanks also for the upcoming important dates you provided. In a case where no criminal actions have ever been contemplated by numerous authorities against HKS or LB, it's stunning that media-whores still persisted in their attempts to convince the public that both were involved in high crimes and moral turpitude. We know in the UK and other Commonwealth Realms and Nations, from past cases, that these people (O'Q, Cosby) would have had heavy punishment of the civil Law slammed down on them long ago. The top people who orchestrate or condone slander and libel are held accountable without any d!cking or dithering around about the staff or other characters who actually did the dirty deeds. Civil Courts here are c

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Only swim in the Ocean    

86. Thank you Swims and Facts, please - for your intelligent comments and the issuing of inciteful info and facts to date, which I might add will go right over the majority of bloggers heads on this site. Needless to say it is very quiet here and noone is debating with either of you. Could it be deemed the usual bunch of blogging hypocrites are running scared. I wonder WHY!!!

Keep up the good work, I enjoy reading your posts enormously.

Posted at 1:14AM on Sep 10th 2008 by Fay Marpale - Howard's truth will prevail
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Hi Fay and thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I have noticed that the O'Q/VA bloggers have ignored the Court decisions for a long time now.

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Only swim in the Ocean    

Daniel Wayne Smith

January 22, 1986 – September 10, 2006

You died in your Mother's arms and that loving embrace continues in Eternity.

R.I.P. Daniel

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96.

Howard Supporter    

Swims

Yep, you are right that Cosby hyped her book consistently insisting she had valid sources from which she had written it. A fine point of law I do not claim to understand and one I am confident that Lin Wood will be able to demolish at trial. She is the one who did the deed and put her name to it and Hatchette published the filth. I have little faith in the media even covering this aspect of the ANS story--the lawsuits-- long after the dust has settled and the truth known. We might some day see a news article in the MSM after a case is settled/won. We might see egg on the faces of the NG brigade but I doubt we will ever see ANY of these media whores actively pursue at any time the real truth, let alone expose/confront their former contacts from Team Texas. I expect it to be swept under the rug and forgotten. This is exactly the reason why Cosby will be driven to her kneees if she doesn't settle.

O'Quinn is quite another story--he has already admitted the lies he told publicly--he just can't seem to make up his mind as to WHY he told them---in a legal response. He has done everything to shield Wilma as I pointed out earlier--and as we speak the updated privilege log he was forced to submit upon order of the court is being discussed (or will be) next Monday at a closed ex-parte hearing between the court and defense counsel only. You can't just CLAIM privilege you have to SHOW privilege.

Today is 9/11 and this is the day we remember the attack upon America--that fateful Tuesday morning seven years ago.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbI2AkX-vBY

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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    


Woke up with a tears in my eyes , remembering our heros on this day. USA USA USA

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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    



ISn't it convenient how the STERNFANs can remember EVERY SINGLE UNTRUTH told by O'Quinn yet are blind to hearing the whoppers HKS TOLD ?

One of my favorites is the one where HKS is spouting how much he cares for DL , 'would do anything' claiming to be bio-dad and ANNA's LOVER and yet , and yet 10 MEN ARE CLAIMING the SAME . I would list them , but that's not my job, (that's swim's job)

What a guy , letting his 'LOVER' Have all these hookups with HKS SLEEPING ON THE COUCH DOWNSTAIRS ! ( we learned later that these were just possible marks to extort money from, allegedly) and HKS TOUTED THESE FACTS before the courts ! TO SAVE HIS OWN ASS .

So much for protecting DL < WHAT WILL SHE THINK when she grows up and learns the truth about HKS AND LARRY and the rest ? Well that's your HOWARD .

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Howard Supporter    

94. 86. Thank you Swims and Facts, please - for your intelligent comments and the issuing of inciteful info and facts to date, which I might add will go right over the majority of bloggers heads on this site. Needless to say it is very quiet here and noone is debating with either of you. Could it be deemed the usual bunch of blogging hypocrites are running scared. I wonder WHY!!!

Keep up the good work, I enjoy reading your posts enormously.

Posted at 1:14AM on Sep 10th 2008 by Fay Marpale - Howard's truth will prevail
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Hi Fay and thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I have noticed that the O'Q/VA bloggers have ignored the Court decisions for a long time now.

Posted at 8:07PM on Sep 10th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

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Thanks Fay, sorry I passed this by. This story has been over for a long time now and all that remains is justice served up by the courts to compensate for all the slander, defamation and libel in the concerted and failed effort by Team Texas. Justice delayed is justice denied--VA/ O'Q bloggers are only interested in rehashing what is old and no longer news. The lawsuits that are ongoing represent the PRESENT in dealing with the past slanders and HOW it was achieved in the face of legal proceedings that never at any time worked to the favor of Team Texas. Now comes full accountability and responsibility for the virulent defamation and libel perpetrated for so long on innocent people--Anna, Howard, Larry and especially the defamations of an innocent baby, Dannielynn.

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Howard Supporter    

JOINT MOTION TO EXTEND DISCOVERY DEADLINES filed 9/11/08

Six -page stipulated motion for court to extend discovery

"Accordingly, the parties would ask the Court to extend the discovery cut-off until November 30, 2008."

10. "Given the fact that the parties do not truly believe that they will be able to complete critical depositions in this matter until the end of November, the parties would also ask the Court to extend the date for the filing of substantive pre-trial motions until December 15, 2008. The parties also believe that the mediation cut-off date should be extended until
mid-December, 2008."

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Only swim in the Ocean    

98.

ISn't it convenient how the STERNFANs can remember EVERY SINGLE UNTRUTH told by O'Quinn yet are blind to hearing the whoppers HKS TOLD ?

One of my favorites is the one where HKS is spouting how much he cares for DL , 'would do anything' claiming to be bio-dad and ANNA's LOVER and yet , and yet 10 MEN ARE CLAIMING the SAME . I would list them , but that's not my job, (that's swim's job) ...
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My job? LOL That's cute.

I never paid any attention to the many men that came out of the woodwork claiming they were DL's father, since ANS herself narrowed the list. G. Ben, HKS and LB were all possibilities according to ANS.

So, thinking that HKS deliberately lied about the possibility he was DL's father is nuts. LB wasn't anymore sure about paternity until the DNA test was done by a very well respected American Lab and the Director of that Lab travelled to The Bahamas to explain the testing results to the Court.

Thinking HKS's dismissive answers to Seidlin when being asked entirely immaterial questions about ANS's personal life in any way compares to the coordinated effort by O'Q/Cosby/Opri (and their bloggers) to have HKS and LB charged with heinous crimes that could net them life in prison or a death penalty is absurd beyond all belief.

We have seen for years how Political campaigns have effectively used the Internet to harm or help candidates, but we have never seen such an effort directed at innocent people to put them in prison and snatch up an innocent child and her inheritance in the process.

HKS and LB will never have to excuse their actions when talking to DL about how they have mounted a ferocious and effective legal campaign to right the wrongs done to them like few people in America could ever imagine doing. And before that, were the only two who stepped up in America's Courts to protect DL in the first place.

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Only swim in the Ocean    

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O'Quinn is quite another story--he has already admitted the lies he told publicly--he just can't seem to make up his mind as to WHY he told them---in a legal response. He has done everything to shield Wilma as I pointed out earlier--and as we speak the updated privilege log he was forced to submit upon order of the court is being discussed (or will be) next Monday at a closed ex-parte hearing between the court and defense counsel only. You can't just CLAIM privilege you have to SHOW privilege.

Today is 9/11 and this is the day we remember the attack upon America--that fateful Tuesday morning seven years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbI2AkX-vBY

Posted at 8:51AM on Sep 11th 2008 by Facts, please
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That is a very well done remembrance you posted, thanks.

Yes, when a Judge orders an ex-parte hearing it's usually because someone has defied the letter or spirit of a Court order. O'Q/McCabe have been d!cking around for awhile now in this case particularly when it comes to providing the Clark/Wilma paperwork.

What are the chances that the Clark/Wilma 'parallel investigation' is just a notebook full of gossip, hearsay and make-believe stories like their internet postings? That would bring a swift end to both the O'Q and Cosby defamation suits in HKS's favor!

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Howard Supporter    

Yes, when a Judge orders an ex-parte hearing it's usually because someone has defied the letter or spirit of a Court order. O'Q/McCabe have been d!cking around for awhile now in this case particularly when it comes to providing the Clark/Wilma paperwork.

What are the chances that the Clark/Wilma 'parallel investigation' is just a notebook full of gossip, hearsay and make-believe stories like their internet postings? That would bring a swift end to both the O'Q and Cosby defamation suits in HKS's favor!


Posted at 10:04PM on Sep 11th 2008 by Only swim in the Ocean

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I thought that tribute was very moving--the music got to me.

Well, it seems you have finally said what I have been thinking for a long time. The private investigation probably consisted of a series of letters and memos to law enforcement, Florida state officials, the ME's office, threats to Krista Barth by D. Clark and so-called 'inside' knowledge (read gossip) from FS, GBT, JH and Speer passed on to the great 'writer' herself and her ghost writer named in the suit. Dragging the nannies into it or the nannies dragging themselves into it never met the smell test IMO--I remember chuckling through the Bain videos with the horns going off, giggles and smirks in the background and from his sidekick, the constant interruptions and that had nothing to do with an alleged sex tape! So, fast forward to the O'Quinn predicament in Florida--and the squirming and procrastinating and lies now under the microscope of a judge in a court of law.

I suppose the tie-in with the Florida case to the NY case rests on the deposition of both these employees of O'Q; and putting WV under oath and videotaping her whether it is protected and sealed or not--or parts of it--will reveal to HKS/Wood AND more importantly, THE COURT just how O'Quinn had the unmitigated gall to go on national TV and claim an innocent man to be a murderer of TWO people! He will pay handsomely for that chutzpah.

I think most of us have already known for a very long time that the caliber of intellect perpetrating the stunts on TV and Internet was too consumed with outing opposition posters, too concerned with shutting us up than it ever was with the story because there was NO story. They made it up in their lunatic minds and I have a sense of deja vu, having written all this before--many times.

WV isn't really a 'PI' and DC credentials are retired FBI and if you have ever listened to his non-ANS comments on Headline News regarding other current stories/cases--he makes no sense and seems totally out of touch (bumbling and blathering). As a matter of fact O'Quinn seemed that way in his deposition also. None of these people seem to have one ounce of credibility. They are all in it up to their necks and will be held accountable--each and every one of them.




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104.

THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    

"on TV and Internet was too consumed with outing opposition posters, too concerned with shutting us up than it ever was with the story because there was NO story. They made it up in their lunatic minds and I have a sense of deja vu, having written all this before--many times.".

Hmmm. For being a 'NO STORY" you sure are getting all worked up , again.

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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    


"So, thinking that HKS deliberately lied about the possibility he was DL's father is nuts. "

Now THAT'S Funny Swims , Maybe you can bully some people with all your perfectly edited spins and even sway some weak minded , pancake breath biddies to join you in your failed attempts at saving Howard's Soul , SORRY ! It's like putting lipstick on a fish , it comes off in the water , even if you use the waterproof stuff .

Was that cute ?

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