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Birkhead to Testify -- Anna Nicole Was a Drug Addict

7/29/2010 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Larry Birkhead is prepared to tell a jury that he knew his baby mama Anna Nicole Smith was addicted to drugs for years ... this according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

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It's all part of the State of California's case against Anna's doctors -- in which they're accused of illegally providing prescription medications to the late starlet.

According to the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the prosecution says Birkhead has "personal knowledge of Anna Nicole Smith's drug activities, gleaned from years of personal observation."

The lawyers defending the doctors are trying to exclude Birkhead's testimony, saying he's not "qualified" to testify on whether Smith meets the legal definition of an addict.

But in the docs, the prosecution explains that when Birkhead says Anna was an "addict" he is "saying that [he] personally observed her using controlled substances in an uncontrolled way over a long period of time."

The judge is expected to make a ruling on the issue shortly.

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31.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

RIP ANNA AND SON...ANNA YOU LOVED YOUR SON DEARLY...GOOD FOR YOU....TO GET OUT OF THIS MESS AS SOON AS THEY TOOK YOUR SON YOU WENT RIGHT AFTER HIM ...HE IS NOT ALONE...DECENT ACT IF ANY ..

1512 days ago
32.

Just Askin    

Wasn't she in a clinic before the hospital stay for drug abuse?

Posted at 7:16 PM on Jul 29, 2010 by Just Guessing

No. The hospital gave her the same medications that were prescribed by her physician, Dr. Kapoor.

That is hardly the practice of a drug addiction clinic...

1512 days ago
33.

stbr    

“A pregnant woman never drinks alone” Anna Nicole Smith’s child looks very happy and healthy. Why is that if she was such a drug addict?

Also, I’m not defending anyone’s possible behavior but if it really is a crime to pick up someone elses meds at the pharmacy then half the country would be in prison. I’ve done it for my mother and I get my own meds in the freaking mail. Legally

1512 days ago
34.

PK    

I don't know where some people get their information from! Must be from those great small newspapers sold at the supermarket check-out. Larry was not an actor wanna-be. He was a photographer by profession. It was while photographing Anna, that he met her. My personal feeling is that he resembled her son, and this drew him to her. She broke up with him because he didn't approve of her drug use and tried to get her off them. Stern was the enabler because it was his way of controlling her. As will come out in the trial, many prescriptions she took were in his name. I don't believe Larry is gay, but Stern is!The fact that Larry doesn't have relationships is because, in my opinion, he truly was the only one who ever loved Anna and is devoted to their daughter.

1512 days ago
35.

mm    

We all know Larry Birkhead is gay. He had boyfriends Kerrick Ross, Derreck Jones, Byron...He was a greedy opportunist who only wanted fame. Anna's friends, Pol Atteu, Patrik Simpson, Alex Denk said Birkhead lived with his boyfriend and Anna knew that.

1511 days ago
36.

stbr    

"Perry also says he doesn't understand why the case was not filed in Florida, where the former Playboy model died in 2007. "

HA! Thats totally because of opportunistic Jerry Brown!

1511 days ago
37.

save something    

lol!!!!!! It was while photographing Anna, that he met her. My personal feeling is that he resembled her son, and this drew him to her. She broke up with him because he didn't approve of her drug use and tried to get her off

Sorry to pick your bublle but Anna told FS:"He(Larry)try to get the child away from me.(youtube)Not helping Anna at all!!!!
Anna wanted have a girl way before she new Larry.She did not mind if he was guay bi or whatsoever, he was blond and he was willing....

1511 days ago
38.

save something    

No one takes that many drugs over that long of a period unless they are on their death bed or a drug addict.
The kind of drugs along with the amounts she took all point to one thing....drug addiction.

Posted at 7:16 PM on Jul 29, 2010 by Just Guessing

When did you meet Anna the last time???
Do you have the qualification to made this judjment about addiction? Did Jerry, like Va and Opri convince you ???
How long is a long period of time for you?

1511 days ago
39.

save something    

Well nut so sure Jerry whants to be in front stage:

Prosecutors: Smith part of conspiracy to get drugs

LOS ANGELES — In a surprise move, prosecutors in the case of Anna Nicole Smith’s doctors and her lawyer-boyfriend say the former Playboy model conspired with the defendants to illegally obtain massive amounts of prescription drugs.

Deputy District Attorney Renee Rose said Friday that because Smith demanded that others provide her with opiates and sedatives, she automatically is considered a conspirator.

Smith, who died in February 2007 of a drug overdose, is not named as a conspirator in the charges against Dr. Sandeep Kapoor , Dr. Khristine Eroshevich and attorney Howard K. Stern.

The judge said he was surprised by the strategy suddenly announced on the eve of trial.

Rose also says she will allege that Stern’s sister Bonnie was involved in the conspiracy as well.(bonnie? WTH? why now?)

1511 days ago
40.

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1511 days ago
41.

save something    

For you to say this lady was loaded on drugs for 10 years before these people came along—I don't know how this helps your case," Perry told Rose.

Read more: http://au.eonline.com/uberblog/b193174_upcoming_drug_trial_anna_nicole_smith.html#ixzz0vHHuJ3C3

Well that is means a lot no?

1511 days ago
42.

Just Guessing    

For you to say this lady was loaded on drugs for 10 years before these people came along—I don't know how this helps your case," Perry told Rose.

Read more: http://au.eonline.com/uberblog/b193174_upcoming_drug_trial_anna_nicole_smith.html#ixzz0vHHuJ3C3

Well that is means a lot no?


Posted at 9:32 AM on Jul 31, 2010 by save something

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Means nothing. All of this actually helps the prosecution stay focused on the "current" 2004-2007 conspiracy and charges therein.

These hearings are the final walk through and cleanup of the evidence to be presented. The judge is fair to both sides all the while keeping the case clean and under control; relevant to the current charges and, away from any appealable matter.

In some ways Judge Perry is actually helping the prosecution tidy up their case thereby giving the defense less to argue about in their attempts to throw monkey wrenches into the prosecution's case, ie stolen clown video footage, etc. Other video's and pictures that have already been deemed admissable are just as damaging and will have the same effect the clown video would have had.

Everyone knows Smith died of a drug overdose. No need to go there...now anyways. They can take that matter up in Florida, where she died, after these convictions come down.

The paper trail doesn't lie and is the strongest and most damming evidence in this case. The pharmacy records indicating they would not even fill the "laundry list" of prescriptions requested because the combination of drugs was serious enough to cause death is especially "toxic" towards the defense. All of that "paper trail" evidence has already been admitted and will be the the biggest obstacle for the defense to overcome.

The prosecution needs to stay focused on the paper trail of pharmacy records and various medical records (or lack thereof) as well as the conspiracy to obtain drugs in large quantities illegally. These individuals weren't acting as doctor's or a lawyer, they were by all definition, "drug pushers".

The paper trail alone nails the doctor's, Stern and yes, his sister Bonnie. A lot of the rest of the evidence is fluff and filler as the judge is indicating by his decisions. Keep the case focused, plain and simple...less issues for the jury to overcome and fewer defense objections that way.

1511 days ago
43.

Just Guessing    

For you to say this lady was loaded on drugs for 10 years before these people came along—I don't know how this helps your case," Perry told Rose.

Read more: http://au.eonline.com/uberblog/b193174_upcoming_drug_trial_anna_nicole_smith.html#ixzz0vHHuJ3C3

Well that is means a lot no?


Posted at 9:32 AM on Jul 31, 2010 by save something


Means nothing. Actually helps the prosecution stay focused on the "current" 2004-2007 conspiracy and charges therein.

These hearings are the final walk through and cleanup of the evidence to be presented. The judge is fair to both sides all the while keeping the case clean and under control, relevant to the current charges and away from any appealable matter. In some ways Judge perry is actually helping the prosecution tidy up their case thereby giving the defense less to argue about in their attempts to throw monkey wrenches into the prosecution's case, ie stolen clown video footage, etc. Other video's and pictures that are allowed will have the same effect the clown video would have had.

Everyone knows Smith died of a drug overdose. No need to go there...now anyways. They can take that matter up in Florida, where she died, after these convictions come down.

The paper trail doesn't lie and is the strongest and most damming evidence in this case. The pharmacy records indicating they would not fill the prescriptions requested because the combination of drugs was serious enough to cause death is especially "toxic" towards the defense. All of that evidence has already been admitted and will be the the biggest obstacle for the defense to overcome.

The prosecution needs to stay focused on the paper trail, medical records (or lack thereof) and the conspiracy to obtain drugs in large quantities illegally. These individuals weren't acting as doctor's or a lawyer, they were "drug pushers. The paper trail nails the doctor's, Stern and yes, his sister Bonnie. The rest is fluff and filler as the judge is correctly indicating by his decisions. Keep the case focused...less problems and defense objections that way.

1511 days ago
44.

silkwood    

I just don't understand how Moe, LB and others can be a witness in the trial after being paid huge sums of money for interviews.
Have the laws changed since the OJ trial when a lady could not be a witness to seeing the white Bronco parked near the Bundy address because she had sold her story to one of the rags?
Swims, can you help me out here? Thanks

1509 days ago
45.

Swims Is Drowning    

Sorry Silkwood. I think Swims is kinda busy at the moment.

LOL talk about selling stories ... how's HKS paying his legal bills? Daddy and Mommy?

What a bunch of crap.

1504 days ago
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