It is the picture in this article, see red circle of the car, that spawn the gossip that Howard K. Stern was driving a new Mercedes Benz and how tasteless would that be?
First I have not seen the registration nor even the license plate number and until I do I am not buying this. It could be his parents, a rental car, one for his out of town attorneys, etc. However, what if Stern bought a “new Mercedes Benz”? I just don’t think that, it is not his kind of car and what one drives to court does not mean one owns it. Remember we have all heard the stories of Stern’s like for baseball caps and to dress down, so why a Mercedes Benz? For those of you who know cars look at the hood ornament on this silver car and tell me what kind of car it is? If Stern bought this or any other car big deal, if he got money from some of the lawsuits or contracts he negotiated and he chose to buy a new car with that money, great for him. I don’t get what all of the commotion is about. If you have a copy of a registration please scan it and send it on to us, if you prove to me he does own a new Mercedes I will eat my typed words on this blog.
It appears Stern did have one set back yesterday. Judge Robert Perry after hearing the amount of money that had been made since Anna Nicole Smith’s death from body guards to Larry Birkhead, he did agree that better accommodations should be provided to the Texas crew. So out of what is fondly called the roach motel and into better quarters Don Clark and Wilma Vicedomine were entitled to. Stern’s team had paid the airfare although the duo with their attorney Neil McCabe changed it to a later flight on Monday morning, and Stern’s team had to pay for 2 nights lodging at a classier hotel. It came down to in court who was fibbing to the judge? Chris Smith, Stern’s California criminal attorney, said he had contacted the duo and had offered 48 hours notice before appearing. Mr. Smith argued that Neil McCabe should not be allowed to address the court as he was not licensed in California. In the end the Judge did allow Mr. McCabe to speak on behalf of his two Texas clients, asked what his clients wanted, asked the defense team if they were going to call them and then split the argument in half it appears to me. Stern paid the upgrade for the lodging and McCabe’s clients would be hustled out of town by Wednesday morning.
I talked to one person involved in the fiasco to be in town or not to be in town. They said the communications between Chris Smith and Wilma Vicedomine broke down when she emailed him and told him to talk and handle things through her lawyer, Neil McCabe, and Mr. Smith felt Mr. McCabe was not licensed in California. Is there hostility there on both sides?? YOU BET!!!!
However, the big news in all of this to me is that by Howard K. Stern’s legal team subpoenaing Don Clark and Wilma Vicedomine as “hostile material” witnesses for Stern, neither Clark or Vicedomine will be allowed in court for any of the hearings including the trial. I would think that someone else will have to accompany Virgie Arthur to court each day and set with her during the jury trial. In your opinion was this a good move by Stern’s legal team?
It appears the good Dr. Nathalie Maullin is NOT an EXPERT witness, she is just a witness relaying the facts as she remembered them over two years later. I was told she had the personality of aluminum foil and would be a doctor that none of the patients including Anna Nicole Smith would have felt warm, snuggly, or even comfortable with. I went to work yesterday to find out more about Dr. Maullin with the ever changing “definitions and who she talked to” taking place in court. I can sum it up in one long sentence. She had been a doctor barely two years when she “treated” Anna Nicole Smith, and she has been downgraded from the prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Center to Kaiser Hospital. Enough said.
The other two witnesses yesterday were two pharmacists, Steve Mazlin and Romeo V. Par; very dry testimony reading their records of what was ordered when and by whom.
There was a brief walk on witness to testify that one of Anna Nicole Smith’s alias names was Charlene Underwood and Ms. Underwood made a cameo appearance as this was not her.
Judge Robert J. Perry did not have a good day and is a tad upset with everyone, by yesterday afternoon he was telling Renee Rose to move the case along. Some in the court house heard her say out of court she could be finished by Friday before noon. Court Observers are betting it will last no longer than next Tuesday, October 27. Several Court Observers also said that all three defendants would be bound over for a criminal jury trial and Judge Perry would be happy to be rid of this mess from everyone. I would imagine he has empathy for the judge that inherits this for trial. BEFORE ALL OF YOU GET UPSET!!! Remember I predicted they would be held for trial on a minimum bond, the district attorney has to basically meet the bar of standards of a ham and cheese sandwich and the pharmacists alone probably did that for the prosecution. Judge Perry wants to be done with this. This preliminary hearing has allowed the defense team to see the assistant D. A. Renee Rose in action as well as some of her star witnesses and you can bet that by trial the defense team for each of the three defendants will be loaded for bear and ready to meet and bring reasonable doubt for their clients to a jury. It was Adam Braun, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich’s attorney, who said if the district attorney’s office could not meet the low hurdle required by California statute in a preliminary hearing the assistant district attorneys should be laid off. I agree and if I was any of the defense attorneys I would just let this round go to the State of California. We will see if my prediction is correct.
Now for Mo Mo making over a hundred and fifty thousand with money from interviews which is still probably pouring in from Fox, not bad for five months of work in the beautiful Caribbean with Anna Nicole Smith paying all of his expenses while he was there. His testimony is going to get to when did you lie, at the paid media deals or now at the hearing and on to the jury trial. If Sadow did in fact cause Mo Mo to become angry and agitated then the defense learned a lot from Mo Mo’s three days of testimony and I would bet they are going to go over that transcript with a fine tooth comb so to say. If I was Renee Rose I would make sure there were more people then just Mo Mo that saw what he claims to have seen, if he is the only one I predict that will not get far with a jury.
Next up is Larry Birkhead and the 2.3 million dollars paid since Anna Nicole Smith’s death, well part of it came from NBC contracts to be Tony Potts best paid friend with exclusives for 3 to 6 months back in the spring of 2007, how ever long that contract was for. So the over one million more I would say came from other media like Fox and CBS – Entertainment tonight, and I wonder if Birkhead was also adding up the magazine layouts he has done with Dannielynn since winning the DNA test? If he can make this kind of money GREAT, it means he has the dough to take care of his daughter.
I was sent an excerpt of something that suggested Birkhead was pocketing Dannielynn’s money and cheating Dannielynn trust account, WRONG. If Larry Birkhead is in the interviews or pictures sold, the money goes to him. If the money coming in is for the use of Anna Nicole Smith’s name and/or likeness it goes into Dannielynn’s trust account. IF at a later date Birkhead decides to be in a reality show, which again I heard the first editing was a bomb, then the money MADE by Dannielynn would have to be held for her in another trust account NOT the Estates. The same goes for if she appears in pictures alone or begins to model, that money would have to be held and accounted for, EVERY penny. Since Birkhead testified that he had made that much money there is no reason to doubt him. Birkhead has also become a household name in the last 2+ years as has many in this sad saga.
The big question is did Larry Birkhead lie about the young new assistant district attorney Sarah Slice and his conversation with her. If these allegations floating around the courthouse corridors and the district attorneys office are true and Birkhead did lie what a crappy thing to do to a young assistant district attorney, in my opinion. She was back in court yesterday and all was normal and she has learned to NEVER talk to a witness outside of the courtroom. The reason is because in court it can be spun to look like you did a naughty and the witness is the victim. I do have to say this fiasco got Birkhead international coverage and bumped Mo Mo from the papers, perhaps that was the plan all alone. If Birkhead lied about his conversations with Ms. Slice then shame on him to take advantage of a new and probably friendly attorney. I bet in all future hearings involving this trial, the state of California vs. these three defendants we will see two big burly bailiffs bring Birkhead in and out of court and Sarah Slice will never forget this hard learned lesson in the legal world of the rich and famous.
I have often said this site will close before it becomes a propaganda site for either side in all of these lawsuits. However, if I am told something and I can verify it through at least one and preferably with two other independent sources it will appear here and hopefully start a good dialogue.
I hope we have debunked part of the gossip and put perspective on the rest, and yes it was the courthouse discussion as it was in the offices for the district attorney that the allegations of Birkhead lying is true, I guess we will find out with time won’t we?
There is no court today and I believe the rest of the witnesses are not going to give us the fireworks that Mo Mo and Birkhead provided.
UPDATE: I did forget to mention that there is of course some main media in the courtroom as well as bloggers covering the case. Those bloggers sharing with me or telling me where to look, they are great and neutral…. HOWEVER, there are some bloggers in the courtroom that do not appear to be fair and unbiased, they have been identified as VA bloggers and now their identities are known and they will be dealt with appropriately.
So what is in Howard K. Stern’s hand?
Day six is completed and there is approximately 4 days left until Judge Perry hands this entire mess over to the trial judge for the case. Tell us your thoughts and would someone look up the car in this picture and tell us what the hell it is?
October 21, 2009
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