The most anticipated testimony in the recent Anna Nicole Smith hearing finally began on Friday as Larry Birkhead, father of Anna Nicole's young daughter, took the stand against Howard K. Stern, Dr.Khristine Eroshevich and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor
Unlike Anna Nicole's former bodyguard, Maurice Brighthaupt, who took the stand before Larry and hashed out all the information he could, Larry surprisingly attempted to stay dignified and polite, answering questions as honestly and as straightforward as possible.
When asked about the drugs he could recall Anna Nicole indulging in, he replied with a list: “Topamax, Klonopin, Lasix, Valium and some sort of potassium pill. Methadone was a regular medication. I didn’t see Dilaudid. Vicodin was used throughout the relationship.”
He continued to explain that he suspected that Anna Nicole was taking extra prescriptions from two different doctors very early on in their two year relationship. He informed Dr. Kapoor of this theory, but nothing ever came of it.
He also divulged into the "working relationship" he now finds himself in with Howard K. Stern, though he recalls the times in which Anna Nicole was still alive, where things were "icy".
But mainly, Larry focused on the terrible quality of life that Anna Nicole endured during her detox from the massive amounts of drugs:
“She’d get up ‘to feed the dogs,’” Birkhead said of one of Smith’s middle-of-the-night awakenings during a detox visit, in which she imagined she was back at home. “The IV cart was still attached to her and I yelled, ‘Anna!’”
Larry will take the stand again today.
We have a feeling this will definitely go to trial, which will probably mean another year of this craziness.
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