October 27, 2006

Babygate Digest

The Anna Nicole Smith soap opera continued this week with a new lawsuit and an official investigation into her residency. The first new character contributing to the storyline is Gaither B. Thompson, a developer from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Thompson bought the house in which Anna resides for just under $1 million in August as a favor for Anna, whom he met through neighbors back in 2005. They had an agreement that Anna would sign a mortgage buying the home from Thompson which she has failed to do. He told People magazine, "She said it was a gift, I never said that. I don't have that kind of money. I don't want to embarrass her or humiliate Anna. I just need my money, or collateral, back." An attorney for Thompson delivered a letter to the house ordering her to leave by October 31st. If she doesn't, Thompson will move forward with a formal eviction. This storyline prompted former prime minister Hubert Ingraham to say, "Clearly, Anna Nicole Smith is not a fit and proper person to become a permanent resident of the Bahamas. Her general character and reputation don't commend her for such status. I expect the government of the Bahamas to make a determination in accordance with the law. If she doesn't own the house, then she would not have met the policy conditions which the government of the Bahamas has with respect to the grant of permanent residence." Authorities have opened an investigation into Anna's residency and she may be kicked out of the country altogether. The law says 'a person owning a house in the Bahamas valued at more than $500,000, having the means to reside without being employed and being of good character can be eligible for Bahamian residency.' In addition to this, Larry Birkhead (above) has filed a second lawsuit against Anna today alleging fraud and conspiracy. This is a follow-up to his first lawsuit regarding the paternity of Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern. Our question is why did she give the baby the surname Marshall? Her second husband obviously did not have anything to do with the birth. Or did he? Perhaps billionaire Marshall is not really dead, and he and his evil twin will return to Port Charles to claim paternity. Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives.