Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dannielynn's Daddy To Be Revealed Today

The results of the DNA test to determine who the father of Dannielynn is are expected today. The results are widely expected to be revealed at a Supreme Court hearing, but Bahamian law prohibits lawyers and officials from discussing the case or even revealing what the hearing is about. Anna Nicole Smith's companion, Howard K. Stern, 38, currently has custody of Dannielynn and is listed as her father on her Bahamian birth certificate. Anna's former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, 34, also claims he is the child's father.

Dannielynn's DNA was tested on March 21. Howard had tried to block the release of the results, but last week dropped his appeal. Larry has been claiming paternity of Dannielynn since shortly after she was born in the Bahamas on Sept. 7 – three days before Anna's 20-year-old son, Daniel, died while visiting his mother a the hospital. Larry told Access Hollywood in February that while he was dating Anna, she told him, "Yes, we're having a baby.' " Dannielynn, whose full name is Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern, stands to inherit millions from the estate of Smith's late husband, Texas oil baron J. Howard Marshall II, who died in 1995. Anna, who died Feb. 8, had been battling his family over the estimated $500 million fortune.

Howard has hired a lawyer who said Monday he may sue any media outlets Howard thinks are implicating him in the overdose deaths of Smith and her son Daniel. The nightly television, tabloid and Internet trial of Mr. Stern in the court of public opinion based on sensational lies, speculation, rumor and gossip is over," Atlanta attorney Lin Wood said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. "The medical examiner concluded that the death of Anna Nicole Smith was accidental. No one has produced any evidence to rebut this conclusion because no such evidence exists," said Wood. Wood also represented John and Patsy Ramsey after the death of their daughter JonBenet.

Source: People.com

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