This ruling by a Florida Judge giving custody of Anna Nicole Smith’s body to her lawyer/boyfriend/parasitical life form, Howard K. Stern, was a joke really, a travesty of our legal system and a spit in the face of every biological mother in this country. This Stern character has been sponging off Anne Nicole Smith for years. I even believe he’s the one who ‘stole’ those items from the house he’s squatting in and sold them himself to make money from her death. I don’t believe for a minute that there was any break in when he was in Florida. That was just another lie he made up to throw suspicion off himself when those items hit the market.
This Stern character is a parasite, plotting to keep custody of that poor kid to try to siphon a share of the Marshall fortune from that baby’s inheritance. Even though this parasite has been sponging off a drug addicted Anna Nicole Smith for years now, he was given the moral equivalence pass by those in the media, who keep talking about Anna Nicole Smith's mother accepting a plane ticket from a magazine to fly to the Bahamas. As if that was equivalent to Stern’s ten years of leeching off her daughter.
Newsflash idiots, where do you think a retired grandmother is going to get the money from to be jet setting all over the world to try to look after the interests of her granddaughter. From her pension fund??? As it is, it’s a miracle she’s been able to finance that whole Florida court fiasco up to now. She’s probably spending her retirement fund to do it.
The entire legal proceedings were a farce actually, pretending to be about the best interest of the child. Interestingly enough, when they were starving that poor woman,Terry Schiavo, to death in Florida a few years back, they had to rigorously follow every law as written, no deviations or wiggle room for interpretation. Even the President of the United States couldn’t save Terry Schiavo, as it was the law and it had to be followed to the letter, no deviations. Although her husband had been living in a common law marriage with another woman for almost ten years, even had two children with this new wife and clearly did not have Terry Schiavo’s interests at heart anymore, yet he had to remain as her guardian since that was the law.
That’s what was said then.
NOW, of course, forget the law as written, let’s just interpret it any which way to get the desired outcome. Even though the law clearly said a spouse, a child OVER 18 or a parent is the next of kin. So clearly Anna Nicole Smith’s mother was next of kin according to Florida law. But forget the law when we have any dispute involving mens rights to get their paws on some poor kid’s inheritance.
After all, Anna Nicole Smith’s presumed wishes to be buried in the Bahamas next to her son overrode the law according to this Judge. Anna Nicole Smith probably never even heard of the Bahamas, until she decided to move there to beat the legal system in the United States. The entire relocation was nothing but an attempt to defraud Larry Birkhead out of his legal rights. Her son was there for ONE night before dying. She lived there for five months, most of it apparently in a drug induced haze if her video and the testimony of most of the witnesses were to be believed. So why in the heck would she be given any creditability whatsoever regarding anything she presumably 'said' to a co-conspirator in this fraud no less? Clearly her son should be moved and re-buried along with her in the US, where he lived his entire life. That would have been the proper decision, both morally and legally.
Anyway this Judge should be disbarred and the GAL never hired again to represent the best interests of any children. As giving a kid to someone, who was, if not the instigator at least an active participant in defrauding a child of her US citizenship, as well as the company of her blood relatives, should be grounds for termination of your professional license.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that at least the Bahamas legal system will see through this travesty of justice and have the sense to jail this guy Stern for immigration fraud, along with the dozens of other frauds he’s probably been involved with. Custody should be given to Anna Nicole Smith's mother until such time as that child is back in the US where she belongs and paternity can be properly established.