Judge Boots Ex-Driver Witness Off the Stand

2/22/2007 1:11 PM PST

Judge Boots Ex-Driver Witness Off the Stand

Troy Hollier, an ex-security employee of Anna Nicole Smith, said in court that Anna told him just after Daniel Smith's funeral that if anything should happen to her, "I need to be with Daniel," suggesting that she wanted to be buried with her son in the Bahamas. Hollier said that she told him this while floating on a raft in her swimming pool, taking his hand urgently and making the statement.

But Judge Larry Seidlin abruptly rubbished Hollier's testimony, saying that he wasn't convincing, and telling the attorneys for Howard K. Stern, who called him as a witness, that he wasn't believable. And he swiftly kicked Hollier off the stand.

Hollier also said that Anna Nicole "wore the pants" in the relationship between her and Howard K. Stern. He added that he had never seen her do any drugs.

"I haven't seen her a whole lot" in the last two years, said Hollier, who met Anna Nicole Smith in late December 2000.