And the saga continues!
Anna Nicole Smith’s longtime partner and attorney Howard K. Stern and two doctors were charged Thursday with conspiring to furnish drugs before her death in 2007, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. …
At the time of her death several prescription medications — both in Smith’s name and that of her partner and lawyer, Stern — were found in the room.
Officials said prescription and over-the-counter drugs were found in Smith’s system, including three antidepressants or antianxiety drugs. Also found in toxicology testing was human growth hormone and chloral hydrate, a sleep medication, officials said.
Stern, 40, and doctors Sandeep Kapoor, 40, and Khristine Eroshevich, 61, were each charged with eight felonies, including conspiring to furnish controlled substances, unlawfully prescribing a controlled substance and obtaining fraudulent prescriptions between June 2004 and January 2007 — only weeks before the playmate’s death.
Kapoor and Eroshevich were each also charged with obtaining a prescription for opiates by “fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.” Each were also charged with one count of obtaining a prescription for opiates by giving a false name or address, according to the DA’s office.
All three were charged with one count of “prescribing, administering or dispensing a controlled substance to an addict.”
Hells yeah! It’s about time these people are held responsible. Anna Nicole was making horrible, fatal choices, but these people, particularly the doctors, were breaking the law in order to enable her. I certainly hope they make an example of this. It’s the same situation with Heath Ledger — who the hell was prescribing him all these narcotics, one on top of another? It happens day after day in this country, doctors over-prescribing narcotics for people who they must have figured out are addicts. Especially rich and famous people.
As Gawker points out, though, this might be about more than just doing the right thing. The California Attorney General, Jerry Brown, is pressing the case … and he’s also planning to run for governor. Sigh. Whatever it takes, guys.
Howard and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor were released Thursday night after each posted $20,000 bond.
March 12, 2009 at 11:25 pm by Evil Beet
Here’s some interesting footage that recently surfaced of John McCain meeting Anna Nicole Smith backstage at an event several years ago. McCain is very sweet to Anna, and even references an episode of her show. What breaks my heart here is the look back at Anna’s television show. My God, why didn’t someone do something back then? I guess there’s not much that could have been done, but still. The writing was on the wall. Poor Anna, and poor Daniel.
November 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm by Evil Beet
It’s official.Â You need to think of something else to get Gamma for the holidays because the Anna Nicole Smith breast surgery video is not going to be available for gift giving.
This legal case has been going on since July 2007.Â How does it take over a year to determine that an unconcious, naked woman isn’t consenting to being videotaped?Â And it wasn’t like this was some sort of instructional how-to for med students.Â
I’m no lawyer but let me have my Miss Cleo moment here.Â Honing in on Anna….ommmm…(profuse REM-like eye rolling)…Â OK.Â I’m back with a message from Anna:Â
She does not consent to a video tape of ALL of her naked body being videotaped while she’s under and having the footage scored to the Jaws theme.Â No surgi-porn.Â Case closed.
Anna Nicole, may you and your breast finally get some rest.
October 4, 2008 at 1:02 pm by Wendie
Jesus, the production value on the trailer alone is horrific.
Although it does seem like Willa Ford has her Anna impression down pat.
March 5, 2008 at 2:27 pm by Evil Beet
Or, you know, a cold, grossly exploitative book with a title to match. Anna Nicole Smith’s sister, Donna Hogan, revealed her new book, titled — I am dead fucking serious here — Train Wreck: The Life and Death of Anna Nicole Smith in New York City on Tuesday. Oh. My. God. I don’t know what is more nauseating here, Donna: the fact that you have compared the life and death of your sister to a train wreck, or the fact that you did so two months after her death. I don’t know how long it takes to write and publish a book like this, but I’m sure it takes more than a couple weeks, meaning that this bitch has been planning this shit since before her sister’s body was buried. I’d expect this from some random journalist hack who’d covered her life and death, but from her sister? Jesus. No wonder that woman was willing to do anything to get out of Mexia.
April 10, 2007 at 10:17 pm by Evil Beet
After spending almost two hours in a Bahamian courtroom sans cameras, Larry Birkhead emerged victorious on Tuesday afternoon, as a doctor told the judge that the DNA tests revealed that he was the father of Anna Nicole’s baby, Dannielynn, with “99.9999% certainty.”
When asked about the paternity results, Howard K. Stern, who is currently listed on the birth certificate as Dannielynn’s father, stayed true to his word. “I am obviously very disappointed … I am not going to fight Larry Birkhead for custody. I will do everything I can to make sure he gets sole custody.” Stern and Birkhead hugged after leaving the courtroom, and Stern invited Birkhead to his house, where Dannielynn currently resides, to spend as much time with the baby as he wants.
The only reason Birkhead would not get custody at this point is Anna’s mother, Virgie Arthur, who had no role in this child’s life before Anna’s death, because Anna hated her. I don’t know much about family law, but I have no idea how this kid could possibly go to Arthur when there’s a healthy adult parent who wants her. Arthur’s custody case is expected to be heard on Friday in the same Bahamian court.
We’ll of course keep you posted as the story develops…