LawFuel.com – Former Anna Nicole Smith boyfriend, attorney Howard K Stern, has rejected suggestions that he was somehow to blame for the death of the former Playboy model.
Stern released a statement late Monday in which he indicated friends and colleagues of Anna Nicole Smith had similarly urged the TrimSpa model to check herself into a Florida hospital after her temperature rapidly increased. However, citing the “media frenzy” that Smith insisted would follow, she simply chose to try to sleep off her fever.
Stern’s statement follows the report from Broward County Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Perper who revealed that Anna Nicole Smith had accidentally overdosed on at least nine different prescription drugs after enduring a painful last few days. Anna Nicole Smith had been suffering from a stomach flu and a 105-degree fever before she was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Rumors have surfaced that point the finger at Howard K. Stern for the death of Anna Nicole Smith, as well as the death of Smith’s son, Daniel, who died in his mother’s hospital room in the Bahamas after visiting Anna Nicole Smith and his newborn sister, Dannielynn. However, CBS News quoted defense attorney Roy Black who said there are no signs Howard K. Stern did anything inappropriate. “I think that the medical examiner’s report, the press conference by the police chief, have given Howard (K.) Stern a clean bill of health here,”