Anna Nicole Smith‘s baby daughter must stay in the Bahamas until her paternity is determined, a judge in the Caribbean country has ruled.
The injunction came after the late model’s mother, Virgie Arthur, raised concerns with a local court about the safety of five-month-old Dannielynn with her current guardian Howard K. Stern.
Justice Stephen Isaacs granted the grandmother’s request for an injunction preventing Stern–listed as the father on Dannielynn’s birth certificate–from taking the tot out of the Bahamas.
Arthur refused to comment on the ruling but a friend, David Lee, explains she blames Stern for the deaths of both her daughter and grandson Daniel, who suffered a fatal drugs overdose last September.
He tells the New York Daily News, “There’s two common denominators in the deaths of her daughter and her grandchild–drugs and Howard K. Stern.
“She (Arthur) will do whatever she can to get this child away from the man (she blames) for two deaths. She is very, very fearful for the child’s safety.”
Other men hinting to be the father of Smith‘s baby are photographer Larry Birkhead, Smith’s bodyguard Alex Denk and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor‘s husband Prince Frederic Von Anhalt. Smith’s half-sister Donna Hogan also claims frozen sperm from the actress’ late husband J. Howard Marshall could have been used to impregnate the late glamour model.
Stern Upset over Stolen Photos
Anna Nicole Smith‘s attorney/partner Howard K. Stern has revealed the photos of the actress and Bahamian minister Shane Gibson that appeared in a Nassau newspaper were among items stolen from his home.
Stern returned to the Nassau home he shared with his late girlfriend over the weekend–and found it had been ransacked.
He met with local police on Monday to file a report into the robbery, which he alleges took place in the 24 hours after Smith‘s death last week.
And yesterday he called the thieves “despicable” for stealing a dead woman’s belongings.
Among these were innocent photographs of his girlfriend and Gibson embracing, which hit the front page of newspaper The Tribune of Nassau.
Stern fumes, “It’s despicable that this could occur… I’m absolutely certain that these pictures are from a stolen (computer) hard drive because I shot them with Anna Nicole‘s camera.
“It’s such an invasion… These people are the scum of the earth.”
And Stern is horrified the harmless photos and accompanying article imply Smith used sex to help fast-track her residency status in the Bahamas.
“They scoured this hard drive to damage Shane Gibson and make it seem like they (Gibson and Smith) had an inappropriate relationship.”
Gibson has been attacked by political opponents over the photographs, but insists his relationship with Anna Nicole was nothing like what has been suggested by the local media.
The Immigration Minister says, “This is the political season. I guess that somebody was being mischievous and trying to create an impression that did not exist.”
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