Howard K. Stern sues lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's mother
When Howard K. Stern announced that he was hiring high-profile attorney L. Lin Wood, we knew he was serious about slamming a few libel lawsuits on those who have spoken less than highly about him since Anna Nicole Smith died on February 8th.
Stern has named his first victim- John O'Quinn, the man who represents Anna Nicole's estranged mother Virgie Arthur. Howard says that O'Quinn suggested to reporters that Stern was responsible for Smith's death.
According to court papers filed Friday in West Palm Beach and obtained by the Associated Press, "O'Quinn appeared on several national TV shows to discuss the case in the days leading up to the medical examiner's announcement of what killed Smith."
In an interview with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren, O'Quinn said that Arthur believed Stern had murdered her daughter. O'Quinn also implied on MSNBC that Stern was a little to eager to get a glimpse at Smith's will in the days leading up to her death, the lawsuit states.
Stern is currently helping Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead get sole custody of Anna Nicole's daughter Dannielynn. DNA results revealed on Tuesday showed that Larry Birkhead is Dannielynn's father, not Howard K. Stern. Stern says he will stand behind Birkhead to ensure that Arthur does not get any custody right to the little girl.
Dannielynn could very well get a multi-million dollar settlement from Smith's late husband J. Howard Marshall's estate.