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Howard K. Stern

Settles Case Against Woman

Who Made Gay Claims

11/30/2011 10:29 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Howard K. Stern
has settled his lawsuit with a woman who claimed ... she and Anna Nicole Smith walked in on Howard and Larry Birkhead in the middle of a romantic liaison.

Stern -- who said the claim was a bold-faced lie -- sued Jackie Hatten for defamation, and now we've learned the case has settled.  The terms of the settlement are confidential.

Hatten's account was published in Rita Cosby's book, "Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's Death."  Stern also sued Cosby, and that case settled several years ago.

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1.

Jay W.     

Three sides to every story... His, Hers... and the Truth

975 days ago
2.

Rome    

Rita Cosby! I remember her, such a sweet voiced fatty

975 days ago
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jmo    

Jackie Hatten is a pathological liar and a THIEF. Jackie stole Anna's belongings (underwear, handbags, etc) and sold them on eBay... Jackie's brother Mark Hatten spent six years in prison because he made terrorist threats and tried to hurt Anna and her son Daniel.
Jackie Hatten WAS NOT Anna's best friend; she WAS NOT Daniel's godmother. Jackie's and Mark's mother Betty has PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA. She spent her whole life in mental hospitals. Mark and Jackie grew up in foster homes. They should be ashamed of themselves. Anna didn't want to have any contact with them.

975 days ago
4.

CountryGal    

Howard is gay? Crazy!! This guy is a complete s***bag

975 days ago
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starbuck953    

Jackie Hatten is a nutcase! Her brother was thrown in prison for stalking Anna Nicole Smith. I hope stern sued her ass off and she is now living on the streets! HA!

975 days ago
6.

UPYOURS    

Of course they settled, and he is sitting back counting the cash....

975 days ago
7.

Mikey    

I wonder how much he end up paying her? I still think he's gay.

975 days ago
8.

mm    

Rita Cosby based her book on a tabloid gossip and didn't verify her sources. She simply wanted to make a quick buck. She has no steady job for years just like her friend Deb Opri. Sometimes she works on a tabloid TV "Inside Edition."
It's very interesting that Birkhead didn't sue Cosby for defamation though she mentioned his gay affairs. Virgie Arthur called Birkhead a "queer" though he is the father of her grandchild. Virgie never apologized for her slur. After all, i don't think it's necessary because Virgie has a blood cancer and her prospects are very bleak. One of Cosby's "star" witnesses was Mark Hatten. Federal Judge Denny Chin described Mark Hatten's actions as a "bitter complaints of convicted criminal."

975 days ago
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Sin D    

Ooowee..we gots some baggage in our closet huh..mmmhmmm.

975 days ago
10.

Tee    

Uhh...It is possible for a gay man to impregnate a woman, fyi.
Stern was no better than the hattens. Anna was his only client and meal ticket. Birkhead said stern used to listen at the bedroom dorr when he and anna had sex. ewww.

975 days ago
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***ge

975 days ago
12.

tracian    

anna didn't want to have any contact with jackie because her brother mark tried to hurt her with a knife. she called her neighbor rene navarro to help her. mr. navarro testified that mark hatten punched him to the ground and kicked him repeatedly. navarro had to have surgery on hand ligaments that were torn during mark hatten's attack. that's why mark spent six years in prison.

974 days ago
13.

BEVERLY    

I am so very glad Howard went after the sleazebag.At the time this piece of NOTHING was looking to get her ugly puss on TV.I have always and will always believe in Howard,NOT IN DR E.Rita Cosby when it was time for trial to began,settled out of court,If like she stated in New York at her book signing she would back her book(Blond Ambition)110%she would have taken it to trial,so she could gloat,Her mouth was sure big enough on every TV show she could find BY THE WAY Ford shelly is up on CRIMMINAL CHARGES IN SC.I will NEVER FORGET THE PICTURE of Vergie Arthur Anna NICOLE MOTHER.at the book signing,saying she loved the book calling her daughter a tramp,HOWARD I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN THE NEW YEAR

974 days ago
14.

Ms Fun Loving    

Look at Stern's eyes. He looks like he is on opiates all the time and he looks gay too.

974 days ago
15.

Amber    


Any money he received had to go to all the attorney fee's he has paid out for being the piece of **** he is

974 days ago
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