The theme song of the Anna Nicole Smith saga should be a tweak on Warren Zevon’s “Lawyers, Guns and Money.” Substitute drugs for guns.
FOX news reported about Anna Nicole’s shrink and best friend sending a fax to a Los Angeles doctor asking for at least five different kinds of major painkillers in high doses. She wanted them to be sent by courier to the Bahamas, where Smith had just given birth to a baby girl and lost her son to a methadone overdose. That was Sept. 15, 2006.
Until Friday, other media outlets had set up Dr. Sandeep Kapoor as the culprit in Smith’s drug addiction. But it was Dr. Kapoor who turned down the request from Dr. Khristine Eroshevich.
The latter doctor now identifies herself as “Kris” in most communications, especially with “Entertainment Tonight,” where she has sold a lot of “exclusive” interviews.
Suddenly Kapoor is out of the running as Dr. Feelgood, and Eroshevich is in. On Thursday night, this column received letters from both her lawyer and a lawyer for Howard K. Stern claiming that Dr. Eroshevich’s fax to Dr. Kapoor was “confidential.”
Bruce Ross said he was representing Stern, executor of the estate of “Anna Nichole Smith.” Ross didn’t even know the spelling of the deceased’s name, even though she may be the most famous person in the world right now.
That’s not a good sign. But clearly, Stern is more afraid of that toxicology report from the Florida medical examiner than anything else.