A bizarre twist in the bizarre life of Anna Nicole Smith was revealed today with a lawyer for the former Playmate’s boyfriend seeking to have her body DNA tested before the family can claim it. Smith died suddenly on Thursday, aged 39.
Debra Opri represents photographer Larry Birkenhead, who claims paternity of Anna Nicole’s four-month old baby Dannielynn.
Opri told Fox News: “Now it’s time to put up or shut up,” Opri said. “This is despicable what’s been happening, and it’s got to end. Anna Nicole Smith is dead at the age of 39 because of a lifestyle. I do not want that child anywhere near [Smith’s partner] Howard K. Stern, and that’s all I’m going to say about it.”
It is anticipated that a paternity hearing set down for Friday would proceed. The battle, one of several for Anna Nicole Smith, who has been named in a class action weight loss lawsuit also, started after the baby was born in September.