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Birkhead and Stern Reunite -- In Lawsuit

1/22/2009 4:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Larry Birkhead & Howard K SternHoward K. Stern and Larry Birkhead have just filed sworn declarations, expressing outrage at various accusations, including suggestions that Stern drugged Anna Nicole Smith.

Stern has sued Mark Speer, a former associate of Birkhead's former lawyer, Debra Opri. Stern claims Speer was funneling false info to Rita Cosby in her so-called tell-all book.

In Stern's declaration, he says Speer told a pack of lies.

- Item: Stern says he was not criminally involved in Daniel Smith's death.
- Item: Stern says he never drugged Anna Nicole
- Item: He says he never told Birkhead, "I will give you your baby, if you leave me as executor of Anna's estate."

Birkhead also filed a declaration in support of Stern, also taking issue with what Speer allegedly told Cosby.

- Item: Birkhead says he never told Bahamian cops Stern stole millions of bucks from Anna Nicole.
- Item: Birkhead denies he was on a "mission" to get Stern investigated for the death of Daniel.
- Item: Birkhead denies he and Stern horse-traded Dannielynn in return for Howard becoming executor.

BTW, in case you're wondering, the fight over J. Howard Marshall and who gets his money is still locked up in the courts, with no end in sight.
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76.

Howard Supporter    

So Ford Shelley bribed the nanines and the affidavits were shared with O'Quinn Law Firm.. Why didn't he ask O'Q for the $5,000 reimbursement? Something fishy here--yes, I realize the goal was to co-opt Larry but they already had him in their embrace at the time of the Florida hearing.

Sort of reminiscent of Rita Cosby trying to bribe the nannies again about a sex tape. Was she not able to use those original affidavits for her book? Apparently they weren't about a sex tape but they must have made for good gossip for the book anyway?

Shelley and Cosby in cahoots with Opquinn as well as Opri. We know this story. I still have faith that the SC case will supply the legal truths and bring this garbage full circle to where it began. Let them all face the music, one way or another. Let them be revealed for the dirty deeds they did. Sorry bunch of losers.

1991 days ago
77.

Howard Supporter    

"Wilma is who and what again?"

The gopher who got reimbursed for hotel rooms in Florida, cellphone bills, flights (according to the accountant who testified to same) but is not 'affiliated' with The Firm. Was she also at the Florida hearing? Isn't that when DC and WV were doing the parallel 'investigation' that produced no evidence?

1991 days ago
78.

THANK YOU    

1811. So Ford Shelley bribed the nanines and the affidavits were shared with O'Quinn Law Firm.. Why didn't he ask O'Q for the $5,000 reimbursement? Something fishy here--
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I am thinking that FS was mad at Larry getting money for the interviews at ET and the money from OK magazine. Maybe not mad but figured he could pressure Larry and wanted to stay on a good keel with OQ?

1991 days ago
79.

Howard Supporter    

I am thinking that FS was mad at Larry getting money for the interviews at ET and the money from OK magazine. Maybe not mad but figured he could pressure Larry and wanted to stay on a good keel with OQ?

Posted at 7:13PM on Mar 8th 2009 by Not sure

All of these people were joined at the hip and the main entity belonged to O'Q law firm. Larry, in his depo, describes 'the Florida house' and Opri and Cosby pouring over doc uments stolen from Horizons by FS, et al. That must be the home belonging to 'friends' of Opri--remember she billed him for fancy dinners and expenses while staying in Florida.

GBT's mother had a home in Marathon, FL (is that the Keys ?) and ANS viisited them there as well as in Myrtle Beach.

I never did quite figure out who all these people were, their connections and why they were all at the Florida burial hearing. At least at the time it was a mystery to me, and especially WHY Larry was even there at all.

Now we have the knowledge as duly reported to the court officially that the forensic computer expert from KBD was hired for ALL of the cases and this subpoena to KBD emanates from FS and the SC case in which he is charged (among other things) with Computer Fraud and I think civil conspiracy.

I never quite got the Cosby/Opri connection and all these people descending on The Bahamas after Florida and DURING Florida. A pack of rats. Then there was the Splash media and VA all over the place the day after ANS died!

BTW I went back and checked the Christian Steed deposition from Dec. 28, 2007 and he testified to 'two or three' trips to Florida by WV in March, April and May 2007. He isn't the accountant--he's the 'managing attorney' who handles the bookeeping, etc. This was the deposition in which exhibits of Don Clark's letters and memos to Law Enforcement, etc. were introduced to Steed and he want through Q&A.

1991 days ago
80.

Only swim in the Ocean    

1811. So Ford Shelley bribed the nanines and the affidavits were shared with O'Quinn Law Firm.. Why didn't he ask O'Q for the $5,000 reimbursement? Something fishy here--yes, I realize the goal was to co-opt Larry but they already had him in their embrace at the time of the Florida hearing.

Sort of reminiscent of Rita Cosby trying to bribe the nannies again about a sex tape. Was she not able to use those original affidavits for her book? Apparently they weren't about a sex tape but they must have made for good gossip for the book anyway?

Shelley and Cosby in cahoots with Opquinn as well as Opri. We know this story. I still have faith that the SC case will supply the legal truths and bring this garbage full circle to where it began. Let them all face the music, one way or another. Let them be revealed for the dirty deeds they did. Sorry bunch of losers.

Posted at 6:14PM on Mar 8th 2009 by Facts, please
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LB was being hit up for $5000 by FS back in December, 2006; before ANS died. He wouldn't have first-hand information about FS and O'Q haggling over reimbursement except for his account of a 3 months' later meeting with O'Q when O'Q was excited about what he had 'got the nannies to say', which turned out to be the false affidavits that FS had already offered LB.

Clearly, O'Q was working this case long before he snagged VA as an official (shill) client and went public. That's why O'Q can't answer the simple question of who hired him and when - he doesn't want to tell the truth. He pulls the old and senile act over and over again when it suits him. Recall his deposition with HKS/Wood.

Cosby used the gist of the false affidavits, and so did the O'Q/VA operatives on the blog, trying to say the information came from first-person interviews and from the non-English speaking handyman at 'Horizons'. This was the crap about DL being drugged to stay quiet and being deliberately underfed to be pretty like a model and ANS sleeping for days and HKS waking her up from time to time to sign contracts and checks when she was still hazy from so much sleep, etc.

Yes, the SC lawsuit will show the who, what, where and when of this Texas cabal and how they all worked together before and after ANS's accidental death to smear and ruin HKS, ANS, LB and finally DL. Let's see the trail of stolen videos and pics and whose hands they passed through on their way to TV and the web. This evidence won't be the pitiful unverified emails and gossip that McCabe fusses over.

1991 days ago
81.

Howard Supporter    

Posted at 7:28PM on Mar 8th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

You are somehow implying that perhaps FS and O'Q were not yet in cahoots in Dec. 2006? If FS knew O'Q three months before why bother Larry for the five grand? Maybe FS was trying to work a scam by himself for his own reasons. He knew ANS, HKS and LB and was conveniently there when the baby was born and when Daniel died. He was there for the clown video birthday party for his kid. He helped fly ANS to The Bahamas with his own entourage and set her up in a leased home while Horizons was being renovated. He also flew to KY to return some of the stolen items to Larry at Larry's invitations (that's in LB's depo/exhibits attached). FS knew LB a long time--so when did FS team up with O'Quinn?

AS far as the nannies, I never paid any attention to them, to Mr C, and I never read the Cosby book, nor the page by page accounts posted by O'Q bloggers on TMZ before the book was even released and advance copies went to NY Daily News and certain people. They were ridiculous in that clip from MR C--that was SATIRE. I never could see how O'Q could think they had any credibility (or Cosby)--to me it was a sign of sheer desperation by MC. The whole case as presented in the Cosby book (I read the HKS Complaint in which he outlined it--but even then I couldn't read the disgusting allegations in detailed excerpts--too sickening for words or to read). seemed so farfetched always and still does. It as though they took the facts, deconstructed them and rhen reconstructed this parallel story, a model for what they blog about all the time and it is just ludicrous and unbelievable. It's STUPID. I can't think as they do and they are all so brainwashed I have often wondered if they actually believe any of it themselves (the bloggers I mean).

The whole thing is just a stupid SCAM. Utterly stupid. Throw in the Blog War for titillation to fill the void between court news and this is what overwhelms everything--stupid blog wars. Now they can fight among themselves---all of them. Converts, turncoats, cooperating defendant, the whole 9 yards worth of crap.

1991 days ago
82.

Only swim in the Ocean    

When the O'Q/VA operatives get their latest drama talking points to mouth-breathe over, doesn't their handler let them know that the 'bloggers' case is inactive? Nothing from McCabe is being heard; No Motions for Contempt, No Motions to Compel, Nothing,

Only the Special Appearances on March 20 are a go in the near future (and for now), almost one year after they should have been heard and this vindictive, baseless lawsuit booted.

Anyway, maybe the Houston media will want to televise those Hearings; a lot of real 'star' power is coming to town.

1991 days ago
83.

Only swim in the Ocean    

1816. Posted at 7:28PM on Mar 8th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

You are somehow implying that perhaps FS and O'Q were not yet in cahoots in Dec. 2006? If FS knew O'Q three months before why bother Larry for the five grand? Maybe FS was trying to work a scam by himself for his own reasons. He knew ANS, HKS and LB and was conveniently there when the baby was born and when Daniel died. He was there for the clown video birthday party for his kid. He helped fly ANS to The Bahamas with his own entourage and set her up in a leased home while Horizons was being renovated. He also flew to KY to return some of the stolen items to Larry at Larry's invitations (that's in LB's depo/exhibits attached). FS knew LB a long time--so when did FS team up with O'Quinn?
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Posted at 7:45PM on Mar 8th 2009 by Facts, please
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No, just the opposite. I was saying LB doesn't have first-hand information beyond what he put in his declaration in support of HKS in the Cosby case. I personally am saying it's clear that O'Q was working his nefarious master plan long before he claims he can recall now (old age and all).

VA and Splash were cavorting in The Bahamas before ANS died. LB first met VA face-to-face in January, 2007 in The Bahamas when VA wanted him to pose with her for pictures at Daniel's grave to (as LB recounts) "eat up" ANS.

The idea of exchanging money is not that one person 'needs' the cash. The money exchange is designed to firmly implicate the person making the payment. If LB had handed over the cash to FS, LB would be proof-positive entrapped into the illegal scheme.

1991 days ago
84.

Howard Supporter    

If LB had handed over the cash to FS, LB would be proof-positive entrapped into the illegal scheme.

Posted at 8:32PM on Mar 8th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

It doesn't make any sense. Where would Larry get $5,000 cash in Dec. 2006? Wasn't he already pestering ANS with Opri's 'fraudulent birth certificate' case in The Bahamas? While FS and GBT were suing her and evicting her from Horizons in November?

Gosh--the pressure on ANS at this time in her life is just terrible.....Two months earlier FS is visiting her in the hospital with the new baby and then he turns around to sue her and evict her, at the same time Opri is suing her in CA and in the Bahamas. When did LB say he met Cosby? Then there is Mark Speer following him around the Bahamas after Cosby recommends Opri to him. So Larry is involved with ALL of these people! They must have thought they had him in their pocket, while the puppet master in Texas pulled all the strings.

1991 days ago
85.

Howard Supporter    

October 2, 2006 - Birkhead files paternity/custody suit in Los Angeles.

October 26, 2006 - Anna Nicole slapped with Bahamian fraud suit by Larry Birkhead

October 31, 2006 - Anna Nicole Smith Hospitalized in Bahamas for seven days

November 3, 2007 - G. Ben Thompson press conference on suit to evict Anna Nicole Smith from Horizons

December 15, 2006 - Anna Nicole goest to San Francisco- Marshall v Marshall Mediation Hearing

1991 days ago
86.

Howard Supporter    

typo - should read 2006

November 3, 2007 - G. Ben Thompson press conference on suit to evict Anna Nicole Smith from Horizons

1991 days ago
87.

Cool    

VA and Splash were cavorting in The Bahamas before ANS died. LB first met VA face-to-face in January, 2007 in The Bahamas when VA wanted him to pose with her for pictures at Daniel's grave to (as LB recounts) "eat up" ANS.
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Posted at 8:32PM on Mar 8th 2009 by Only swim in the Ocean

i always wondered if the coincidental mtg in the Bahamas was preplanned? Was that ever addressed? i recall virgie arthur dodging that question in seidlins court

1991 days ago
88.

Only swim in the Ocean    

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When did LB say he met Cosby? Then there is Mark Speer following him around the Bahamas after Cosby recommends Opri to him. So Larry is involved with ALL of these people! They must have thought they had him in their pocket, while the puppet master in Texas pulled all the strings.

Posted at 8:55PM on Mar 8th 2009 by Facts, please
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As I recall, LB first met Cosby, in person, during the Seidlin Court days, February 2007. He had done a remote video-link interview with Cosby, October 2, 2006, and had been receiving calls from her since Daniel's death.

1991 days ago
89.

Howard Supporter    

This is part of the timeline I posted about FS involvement in ANS's life (and death). At what point and WHY did FS"s relationship with ANS go sour? Over Horizons? How could anyone believe after knowing the facts that he broke into the house, stole her possessions, hawked them to the media that he did all that because 'she wanted' him to and trusted him?

November 2, 2007 - Los Angeles Superior Court - Laurie Payne affidavit filed on behalf of Birkhead suit in Los Angeles, alleged Anna Nicole Smith to be unfit mother.

1991 days ago
90.

Howard Supporter    

I might as well finish my though process--what the H?

It SEEMS that Birkhead was involved with this entire crew, his paternity case was aided and abetted by the FS bunch in Myrtle Beach and the goal was to wrest the baby from Anna Nicole and give her to Larry (Opri bragged about all the child support he could get). Larry appears to have been 'locked' into the group all the way up to the burial proceeding (he claims it was Opri's idea to present him as a witness and the court allowed it). Opri says Larry was depressed after the death of ANS and wanted to drop the paternity suit, but she talked him into going forward with it (once she figured out how to file in The Bahamas in the appropriate manner. Once the DNA was in and Larry had the baby and took her home to CA; the story shifted to Virgie Arthur. Without rehashing the Bahamian custody events and her petitions to the court--this is when the break with Larry and the others took place.

I agree that Larry is the key to this drama and has come forth with his Declaration in the Cosby case to explain a great deal of it from his perspective as it was happening. From the time he left the Bahamas, the pressure was on by VA/OQ/WV/bloggers/Cosby to get the baby away from Larry and to 'get Howard' (they never ceased that one).

So, if Larry had stuck with the group and played his expected role of sharing custody/guardianship etc. he would still be the fair-haried boy wonder.

Everything this bunch tried has failed in every way for the connivers and liars.

1991 days ago
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