February 21, 2007

It's All About The Money

The money that Splash News paid Vergie Arthur for the above photo and a video is coming into play in the Florida courtroom where a judge is deciding the fate of Anna Nicole Smith. The lawyer for Howard K. Stern presented a contract between Splash News and The Insider in which Splash would be paid at least $20,000 for video of Arthur doing her song and dance at Daniel Smith's gravesite. Krista Barth, Stern's lawyer asked Virgie, "Have you in any fashion profited at all from the death of your daughter?" Arthur stared for a moment. "I'm trying to process that question," she said. The judge directly asked her and Arthur stuttered and never answered the question. Arthur also testified in her hillbilly accent that she wanted to exhume the body of Daniel and have him buried in Texas. WHAT?!?! This lady is psycho and is putting on a show so she can profit further. Her lawyers are claiming that Anna's will is invalid because she wants to get her hands on Anna's estate. Nevermind that Anna, in her own words, said "You want to hear all the things she did to me? You want to hear all the things she let my father do to me or my brother do to me? Or my sister? All the beatings and the whippin's and the rape? That's my mother. That's my mom." A representative from Splash News has just been subpoenaed to testify in the proceedings so we should see what the real story is tomorrow. As if we didn't already know.
*Update: Virgie Arthur was just recalled to the stand and admitted that she traveled to the Bahamas with David Lee, from Splash News, and that the company paid for her airline tickets, accommodations, etc. During the lunch break, Stern and Arthur were permitted to view Anna's body and David Lee went in the car with her to the medical examiner's office. The independent lawyer appointed by the judge is questioning her right now because a helicoptor from Splash News was hovering over the medical office. The judge just asked her how much money she brings in a month: Her pension is $3500 a month, her husband makes $2400 a month. She said her house is worth about $60,000/$70,000 and is almost paid off.