Big Moe Takes The Stand and States Anna was “A Hurt Lady” and More! Trial coverage by Daniel DiCriscioPosted by Rose in All Things Anna Nicole Smith, Anna Nicole Smith, Anna Nicole's Nannies, Beverly Hills, Celebrity Trials, Daniel DiCriscio, Daniel DiCriscio Exclusive, Daniel DiCriscio Messiah of Makeover, Daniel Smith, Dannielynn, Dr. Kapoor, Dr. Khris, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, E Online!, Exclusive by Daniel DiCriscio, Exclusive Rose Speaks, Ford Shelley, G Ben Thompson, High Proflie Trials, Hollyweird Criminal Justice, Hollywood, Hollywood Criminal Justice, Horizons law suit, Howard K Stern, J. Christopher Smith, J. Christopher Smith Esq, Moe and Taz, Steve Sadow, Virgie Arthur
It’s the morning of August 6, 2010 and I am just about to enter the court building, not knowing that the “star witness of the day” Big Moe, is right in front of me, entering the building the same time as I am. The paparazzi quickly surrounded Moe in a flood of flashbulbs! Then, I was next to be surrounded and photographed by the paparazzi pack. Once inside the court building, and through the security check, I went to the elevator to begin my journey up to the courtroom. Not realizing that one of the people in the elevator alongside of me was Virgie Arthur, Anna Nicole Smith’s mother, I started to feel that this was going to be an event more than I realized.
When I walked into the courtroom, I took a seat in the back row. Virgie, in a gray pant suit, seated to my left and an ABC reporter to my right in the same row. Linda Deutsch of the AP was seated in front of me in a bright pink blazer and pen in hand. The court room wasn’t very big, and had signs everywhere stating no cell phones or recording devices were allowed. The jury was on the left side of the courtroom, 2 rows of jurors.
Big Moe took to the stand in a pin striped suit and bronze shirt with a gold chain, and had trouble adjusting his mic. at first. Judge Robert Perry was more than accommodating to Big Moe. Anna Nicole Smith’s so called “dream team”; Howard K. Stern with his attorneys, J. Chris Smith and lead attorney Steve Sadow, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich with attorney Bradley Brunon, and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor with attorney Ellyn Garofalo sat center with the rest of their legal teams. Howard stuck out somewhat because of his bright royal blue tie and he appeared to have bad sitting posture, I thought. Dr. Kapoor was in a gray suit and monochromatic lavender shirt and purple tie. Dr. Khris opted for pin stripes!
Once the questioning began, Assistant Deputy Attorney, Renee Rose fired her inquiries at Big Moe. Steve Sadow was the “I object” person of the day…I swear he objected to so many things Renee Rose or Big Moe were saying, or the questions and how they were phrased, and on and on.
Dr. Khris’ lawyer, Bradley Brunon, also objected a few times when the questions or Moe’s answers were directed at Dr. Khris.
Big Moe started working with Anna, he said, in 2003, being introduced to her by Howard K. Stern at a photo-shoot.
Big Moe answered questions about Anna’s entourage, which consisted of Howard K. Stern, Kimmy Walthers, & Anna’s son Daniel Smith, etc. Mr. Sadow objected to the word “entourage” and it was sustained. Big Moe wasn’t exact on dates regarding Anna all the time. Although, he did say Howard K. Stern was her “right hand man”, and Kimmy was her “Assistant”, not Howard. The entourage, or crowd of people, would go with Anna to some of her occasions, but Howard went to everything. Big Moe did say that he never saw Stern do law or any other legal things, although Howard was Anna’s lawyer.
Big Moe said he always brought a Blood Pressure Cuff with him, because Anna would sometimes go without rest and he would check her.
During 2004 Anna was the spokeswoman for Trim Spa and went on tour with the Trim Spa Bus around the country, and Moe said he was pretty much on the bus the whole time. Big Moe went on to say that he saw prescription drugs on bus, and that Anna always had a backpack with a grocery bag inside with more medications in it. He did say he saw Anna take the meds. He did say he did not see what kinds were in the bag though. The E! crew, Howard, Kimmy, and Daniel were there as well on the Trim Spa bus tour.
Big Moe stated that he did see Anna take meds on the bus regularly, and she was tired a lot and slept a lot. However she did enjoy the attention from her fans he said!
He rekindled us with The Kentucky Derby meeting when Anna met Larry Birkhead, when Larry was a freelance photographer. Larry from that point became part of her crowd and joined on the bus to take pictures. Those photographs were seen in People Magazine, In Touch, etc.
At one point, one of the jurors I saw seem to be cat napping! LOL!
We then were taken on a journey of award shows when Anna was “medicated” or “Cristalized ” with the champagne, or both. Although Moe said Anna was a “casual drinker” and she loved Cristal Champagne! Anna would get slurred speech, become drowsy, and had trouble walking at one or more of these award shows. Big Moe said she would get nervous before an awards show or party, like anybody, and needed to relax. One of these award shows was The World Music Awards, when she presented Kanye West with an award in 2004. Moe said, “I saw her take her usual medications and drink before a show, and take whatever else to make her relax.” It got so bad at times that on one occasion they had to carry Anna out. He said Anna would take meds first, then drink.
One of the funniest things that happened in the courtroom was when Judge Robert Perry did not understand when Big Moe said The G Foria Awards. Judge Perry asked Moe to spell the name of the awards a couple of times and the courtroom broke out in laughter.
Another funny point in the courtroom was when Big Moe’s cell phone started to ring aloud: the ringer was the sound of a siren!
At one point, Moe painted a sweet picture of Anna when she was at Camp Kindle, a camp for children who are affected by HIV/AIDS. He said Anna loved playing with the children and really enjoyed herself. She also loved painting her face with them, she would be the person dunked in The Dunk Machine, play Camp Games, etc..
The heavy part of this inquisition was when The Bahamas came into the court room. Howard called Moe and asked him to come to the Bahamas because Daniel had died, so Moe flew into Nassau. Moe said that Anna was “a hurt lady” because of Daniel’s death and would breakdown. She was incredibly depressed. On Sept. 11, 2006, Moe talked to Anna and said she looked drained and lethargic due to Daniel’s death. At Horizons, he did say that Ford Shelley, G. Ben Thompson, Howard K. Stern, Anna, Dannielynn, and one of the nannies were there. There were two nannies, separate shifts, Alexis and Nadine. The others at Horizons included, Tracy Ferguson attorney, and Gina Shelley, Ford Shelley’s wife.
Moe said Anna was happy to see him when he first arrived. She hugged him, but was in pain from her C-section. Moe said Anna was in denial of Daniel’s passing. But she would come to life when Dannielynn was in front of her.
Moe did say that Anna would sleep during the day and get up at night. He would try to get her up and moving because she was sleeping a lot.
The infamous dish of pills became part of the inquisition. Over 20 different pills, and also some pills in bottles. Moe never saw the types or names on many of the bottles. He did mention Diazepam (Valium), B12 (liquid form) for energy, and methadone, because he saw the name on those bottles. Moe also said he saw syringes in the bathroom. He stated that Anna had a small refrigerator by her bed, four feet high, with Orange Juice, baby bottles, snacks, methadone and syringes.
He also saw the burnt spoon in the bathroom. Moe said Anna injected herself, but others injected her too, like Howard K. Stern. He explained the liquefying of the medicine and why they cooked it on a spoon. He said it draws up into the syringe easier and goes into the blood stream faster. He said he did see burnt spoons on the counter in the bathroom and in her drawer. Moe did not liquefy or cook meds on spoons.. Moe did say that Anna had two doctors, Dr. Minnis and Dr. Barrett in the Bahamas that did inject her, or administer drugs to Anna.
Moe stated that Chloral Hydrate given to Anna by Dr. Khris Eroshevich. Anna at one point would drink the Chloral Hydrate from the bottle. Moe said Anna drank the Chloral from the bottle in front of Dr. Khris and Dr. Khris told her not to do that, but Anna did it anyway.
Moe did raise his voice at one point to defend Anna’s honor and said “She wasn’t impaired all the time you couldn’t get over on her she wasn’t popping pills all day.” That may have been true but somehow sounded a little contradictory to me.
Although, this is just the beginning of this trial saga, I am sure the best is yet to come!
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August 7, 2010
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