A new Anna Nicole Smith video has hit the Internet and US television, showing Anna Nicole in strange make-up and grappling with her ability to talk properly. The video comes to air in its various formats as legal battles over her decomposing body’s burial, paternity of her child and her estate are fought over by a growing band of lawyers.
The video was evidently shot by her partner, attorney Howard Stern, currently giving evidence over the final burial plans for his former partner.
The video shows an eight-months pregnant Smith leaning over a pram talking to a doll. It was shot before she had given birth.
“We’re going to go for a little ride outside in the back,” says Smith, who is wearing a yellow sarong and has her face painted like a sad clown.
Stern: “Reilly thinks you’ve lost your mind.”
“Huh?” Smith replies in a childlike voice. “I didn’t lose my mind.”
Stern then repeatedly asks: “Is this a mushroom trip?”
Smith twice asks what he means.
Each time Stern tells her: “I’m kidding.”
The video then switches to another scene in which Smith stares down the lens of the camera, struggling to keep her eyes focused.
“I said this footage is worth money,” Stern is heard to say.
“Why? What footage?” Smith responds.
“This thing you’re looking into,” he says.
“It’s a camera,” she tells him.
“Exactly,” he says before the video cuts off.