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3/8/2007

Did Anna Nicole Smith Secretly Have A THIRD child?? [EXCLUSIVE analysis from Patterico.com]

Filed under: Current Events,General,Miscellaneous — Justin Levine @ 8:35 pm



[posted by Justin Levine] 

Nobody in the press seems to be picking up on this story yet.

Is it true?  I don’t know for sure…But it WOULD explain two very curious facts:

1.  Anna’s alleged pregnancy in this case coincides with the time when she was putting on lots of weight.

2. This would be the only logical explanation I can think of as to why she would specifically exclude all future children in her will.

Anna’s [alleged] love child was supposedly born on 9/28/01, just 2 months after she signed her will [on 7/30] where she specifically excluded “future children” from her estate.

If the story is true, then she needed to sign that will just before she gave birth, otherwise it would threaten son Daniel’s future estate.

I could never understand why Anna Nicole would be so stupid as to include a provision like that. However, if this news article is to be believed, it would all (finally) make perfect sense – Anna Nicole [perhaps] had a THIRD child that she didn’t want anyone to know about at the time (and thus had to exclude him from son Daniel’s future estate).

However, because Daniel died before Anna Nicole, her will may be invalid – so this other child (Marshall) might now be in line to share the (potential) multi-million dollar estate with Anna’s other surviving child Dannielynn (who was also born after the will was signed).

The Phoenix New Times (a paper that I feel has a very credible track record) also reports –

Aside from a birth certificate from Burbank’s Providence Saint Joseph’s Hospital listing Anna Nicole as the mother of one Marshall Black Deer Soto, there are numerous boarding passes for round-trip flights from Phoenix to Burbank.

Smith promised that they would one day marry and live as a family, and Soto has numerous hand-written notes and letters from Smith stating those intentions.

One reads, “Oh, my brave Injun-man, how I long to be with you and feel your red manhood. Look after my little paapoosie [sic], and soon I’ll be your squaw again. I love you, kemosabe, Anna.”

As phone and bank records demonstrate, Smith continued to call and send the wire transfers. Also, Smith remembered birthdays and holidays, having a gleaming electric blue, child-size mountain bike delivered to the Soto household for Christmas of ’06.

Astonishingly, TMZ, Drudge and the other news outlets that cover Anna Nicole are only talking about Anna’s autopsy and haven’t picked up on this story yet. I think it could be huge. Maybe the other news outlets just consider it part of the noise of 7 or 8 people now claiming to be the father of Anna’s daughter Dannielynn. After reading the story and connecting the facts on my own, I’m not so sure.

The Phoenix New Times has a potential bombshell story on their hands regarding the late bombshell – but they didn’t pick up on the angle regarding Anna’s will. This is a Patterico.com exclusive folks! Maybe it will turn out to be bunk – but I think there is enough smoke here to honestly speculate.

UPDATE [3/9/07]: A clear picture of Anna Nicole’s alleged secret love-child here. Imagine the kid with blonde hair and I think you will be able to see a serious resemblance. Most of the press still hasn’t bit – but we are going to be running with the story on the Handel Show at 8AM this morning (PST).

 

[Update 3-17-07: On second thought. Never mind. I’m an idiot.]

[posted by Justin Levine]

41 Responses to “Did Anna Nicole Smith Secretly Have A THIRD child?? [EXCLUSIVE analysis from Patterico.com]”

  1. As I understand it, she had a will that was no longer valid, as it named sole beneficiary her son who has been dead for some time now; and her companion/attorney, who was to be the executor of the will and watch over the funds until her son was 18, which he had reached before he died.

    It seemed strange to me that her attorney/companion would not have suggested that she update her will. It also seemed strange to me that it was reported she had a fever to 105, but did not go to the ER because of concern over publicity, but had a “nurse visit her” instead. Maybe these details are wrong, but a temp of 105 in an adult is usually indicative of a big problem (a child can sometimes hit 105 from a self-limited viral illness, though it is appropriate to be concerned).

    Lots of money, invalid will, dead body. I will be interested to hear the autopsy report. Do you lawyers think it is real strange her will was not updated, given the nature of her close relation to her attorney, or one of those things that happen, like a doctor not getting a check-up, or a plumber having faucets that drip?

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  2. The evidence is that she was an opiate addict. Her lawyer could have suggested it a thousand times but ….

    nk (db0112)

  3. That’s… interesting. I guess I can’t say it would really be surprising at this point, since the word doesn’t really seem applicable to this whole thing anymore.

    David N. Scott (71e316)

  4. And BTW the Phoenix News Times Story sounds like total bull-toschi to me.

    nk (db0112)

  5. Oh my Oh my!

    I hope they don’t use Mehann’s lab in NC for verification!! :)

    TC (b48fdd)

  6. nk – The Phoenix New Times published a copy of the birth certficate and confirmed the documentation showing calls and money transfers from Anna Nicole to the father in question. I don’t discount the possibility of a massive fraud/forging of documents when potential millions are at stake – but how else do you explain the clause in Anna Nicole’s will that specifically disinherits future children (drafted just two months before the date of this kid’s birth)?

    Don’t you think it is at least a bit curious? Why do you specifically discount the story? Is it just a gut reaction?? Fair enough. One is entitled to that. But you have to admit that the paper has printed documentary evidence (i.e., copy of the birth cirtificate listing Anna Nicole as the mother, picture of Marshal who has a passing resemblence to her in his face, etc.) that deserves consideration beyond the kind of nonsense story suggesting that Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband might be the father of one of her kids.

    Justin Levine (0e3bb1)

  7. Great internet scoop, Justin, and I agree. It’s amazing but it makes sense. Even the wildest soap opera would have a hard time topping this story.

    DRJ (0c4ef8)

  8. This image of Daniel is similar to the little boy, Marshall.

    DRJ (0c4ef8)

  9. I picked up the NT, but haven’t read the story yet. I did see the birth certificate in the paper and it lists Anna Nicole Smith as the mother, but that wasn’t her legal name (Vickie Lynn Marshall is her legal name). The only other thing that makes me discount this claim is that this story hasn’t been picked up by anyone else. I have to read the article and see what else develops.

    sc (abbd8e)

  10. sc – Interesting point about the birth cirtificate listing “Anna Nicole Smith” as opposed to “Vicky Lynn Marshall”. It’s not enough to dissuade me from the story overall – but its a fair point worth looking into. I’m unclear about the law of birth certificates. Who is responsible for placing the names on them? If the father was responsible in this instance, he may have just told the hospital “Anna Nicole Smith” – and they may have just run with it instead of bothering to inquire about her legal name. But definitely worth exploring.

    Justin Levine (0e3bb1)

  11. sc – I will also admit that I have a great respect for the incredible information gathering abilities of our tabloid media. On the face of it, it is difficult to believe that nobody among them would have picked up on a story about Anna Nicole being pregnant in 2001. So that cuts against the notion of the story being true.

    On the OTHER HAND – the New Times insists that is has seen money wire transfers going from Anna Nicole to the father here, along with phone call records and a birth cirtificate that at least seems to look genuine. That seems to be going out on quite a long limb (although again, I don’t entirely discount the possibility of massive document forgeries when the potential for millions of dollars is at stake).

    Another thing to consider is that the 9/11 attacks focused the nation’s attention in such a way that even the celebrity gossip reporters could have lost interest in Anna Nicole during the last weeks of her pregnancy (culminating with an alleged birth on 9/28/01 – only about 2 weeks after the terror attacks). If the tabloids would have otherwise discovered a story about Anna Nicole being pregnant, they probably would have only had the potential to come across it during the final stage of her pregnancy when she was getting medical attention (once again – around 9/11 when the nation’s attention was obviously occupied elsewhere).

    Justin Levine (0e3bb1)

  12. what a classy, highbrow blog subject you picked there, kemosabe.
    judging from the pic of the kid i saw in the supermarket checkout line the other day, bill clinton has a better chance of being the father than o.j. simpson.

    assistant devil's advocate (987863)

  13. I’ve been suspicious that Howard was behind this will from the start. Knowing that Anna had many liaisons that could produce future children, IMO, Howard wanted to be sure that he alone controlled her estate, thus this seemingly bizarre clause.

    However, I’d have to say that if Soto can prove his claim, it certainly exlains what appears to have been a hastily prepared will with minimal proofreading and requiste contingencies. It would also support my initial suspicion that Howard was the driving force.

    If the story is true, he found out she was pregnant and may have convinced her to sign a will that cut that baby and it’s father as well as any other future babies and fathers out of any claim or control of her estate.

    Even if the claim turns out to be false, I still believe Howard encoured Anna to sign that will to give him lengthy control of her estate (up to Danny’s age of 35).

    SoCal (a0054a)

  14. Another thought … I know one of the questions about this story is that the birth certificate uses the stage name of Anna Nicole Smith rather than the legal name of Vickie Lynn Marshall.

    If Howard is as cunning as I think he might be, he could have been the one to advise Anna/Vickie to use that name on the cert knowing it could later be challenged. Anna may or may not have understood the possible implications.

    It’s also possible/likely IMO that hospital staff and even Johnny Soto did not know her legal name was not Anna Nicole Smith and therefore accepted and recorded it as given.

    SoCal (a0054a)

  15. The Phoenix New Times has a history of publishing hoax articles:

    The Extreme Cuisine of Chef Kaz Yamamoto
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2006-05-11/news/xtreme-cuisine/1

    Human Taxidermy
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2004-10-28/news/forever-yours/1

    V (0ba905)

  16. I KNEW RIGHT WHEN THEY READ THE PART OF HER WILL IN COURT (EXCLUDING ANY FUTURE CHILDREN FROM HER ESTATE) THAT SHE HAD ANOTHER KID OUT THERE. I KNEW THERE HAD TO BE A GOOD EXPLANATION FOR IT AND NOW IT MAKES SENSE. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS STORY IS NOT ALL OVER THE NEWS YET!! I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE DNA TEST TO BE DONE ON MARSHALL AND DANIELYNN.IF THIS 5 YEAR OLD BOY IS ANNA NICOLE’S SON THAN THIS WILL TOTALLY CHANGE THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ANNA AND HOWARD K STERN.IF HER “ANNA NICOLE SHOW” WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TAKING CARE OF HER CHILD AND IF HOWARD KNEW ABOUT THIS THEN I HOPE DANIELYNN IS LARRY BIRKHEADS.I WAS ON HOWARDS SIDE ALL ALONG BUT IF THIS STORY IS TRUE THEN HOWARD IS GOING TO HAVE WAY MORE ENEMIES!

    JENNIFER (c0c516)

  17. Why hasn’t Stern come forward to disavow this story? Where are his Lawyers, saying what baloney it is? And the PI story regarding Daniel on Inside Edition and that he fears for his Mother in relation to Sterns control?, why are they so QUIET?

    Penny (002c6e)

  18. Why hasn’t Stern come forward to disavow this story?

    If it becomes a story, perhaps he will — but since it’s only appeared in the one publication he has no reason to draw attention to it.

    McGehee (5664e1)

  19. Maybe the thing with the Indians is a cover story and the real baby was the one that Michael Jackson dangles from hotel balconies. That child’s
    mother wasn’t identified and it would be the right age.

    Hey, it should be enough for the tabloids to run with.

    J Curtis (d21251)

  20. V – You are right. The Phoenix New Times has done some hoaxes before – but they have usually been for the editions that come out the week of April 1st. They have also managed to break somne great (true) stories that nobody else has (usually local Arizona stories – I grew up in Phoenix reading that paper all the time). It COULD still turn out to be a hoax (if it is, I think it is their best one yet), but I still have an open mind on this one either way.

    Justin Levine (0e3bb1)

  21. As a young anglo woman I lived with a Tohono Odom family in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s and was in relationship with a young man of the tribe though we were just average people. Upon reading the article in the New Times, a lot of Johnny Soto’s comments brought back memories of inter-racial relationships, the Native American perspective on racism and protecting children. I still have friends in Sells, Arizona and have passed the article along. I believe the story and hope that little Marshall gets his fair share. Mr. Soto has records, and probably did not know Anna Nicole’s real name. Everything makes a lot of sense now, even to the point that Howard Stern knew about this child and more than likely orchestrated the will.

    Challise Price (c2b88c)

  22. I read this article 2 days ago and about fell to the floor. I had to keep looking at it, the pictures, looking at the data, etc. The boy most certainly has Anna’s features. By-the-way, splashnewsonline.com has the story.

    I reported this information to different gossip sites and the broward police dept. I couldn’t figure out why this hasn’t been all over the newspapers.

    Good point made about the 9/11, didn’t figure that into the equasion.

    You can bet, Howard K Stern is behind the will. Apparently, he was informed about the birth 1 month prior to her delivering. The man is a snake to me. Anna also told Shelly, if something should happen to her, to remove such items and he had the passcode to get onto her laptop at the police dept. She provided him with this information.

    Also, if you love someone, why would you allow them to be televised in that condition or any video what-so-ever. Was this a way to possibly purchase the yacht and possibly push her over and get away with it?

    Funny that you invite over 300 people for a burial and only 100 show up. Don’t you think people are suspecting the same as many of us are. You put on a show for a viewing on TV and the first things that come out of your mouth is an attack and up your guard- wrong place. No fancy funeral or attending a court hearing is going to shy away from my gut feeling.

    They say “No” we aren’t doing a criminal investigation, and yet they post-pone the autopsy…something isn’t right in sunny florida. Either someone is getting paid off or someone is getting ready to feel some heat. If it is Howard, someone better step in and remove that baby. I said that from the beginning when I found out the baby was still with him. I don’t trust him. He made enough money on ET to bail himself out and take his own life. He is a manipulator.

    Im not your baby's daddy (a90377)

  23. If this story is a hoax, the person who wrote it should be applauded for such a great imagination. Something tells me that this child is indeed hers. Everything does fall into place. I have known Indian people to be honest and not lie. They are very spiritual and balance with nature. I can personally understand why he would want to do what he did with his son to protect him. Bless that man for that. However, being a mother and to lose a child, maybe she never forgave herself for what she has done so she continued on the downhill spiral.

    Im not your baby's daddy (a90377)

  24. I also think that Howard Stern is controlling and very shady. If he loved her he would have treated her a lot better. When he filmed her in the clown makeup, he was in the background saying that they would “make a lot of money on this one”. She was sitting right next to him on “Larry King” and said that she trusted “NO ONE”. Howard was right there, and she said it twice. She did not say “present company excluded”. I hope that this investigation in Florida is done thoroughly. I know that she was very promiscuous and outlandish, but I felt so very sorry for her when I saw an interview done after her son’s death. I lost my youngest son, and cannot imagine what it would have been like if I would have had a newborn at the same time. I can tell you I was a complete basket case.

    Challise (c2b88c)

  25. Sorry to hear that Challise. My prayers are with you. I have 2 boys and I can’t imagine being without them. If she was stopped from seeing her son (5 yr old), that could mess a mother up. Always kicking herself in the butt and never forgive herself. Just a downward spiral and then to lose Daniel even while bringing a baby in this world, I don’t know if I would want to be alive especially when the finger is pointed in her direction. I told my husband that would be it with everything she was going through, that’s the straw that broke the camel’s back. The position of not caring if she lived or died and the more apparent use of drugs that was in footage after Daniel’s death. The situation is extremely sad. In the beginning, I felt bad. After hearing the details and the stuff that has come up, it paints a picture so vividly. Not saying she was an angel we all know she wasn’t one by far…but I wouldn’t wish what has happened to her to my worst enemy.

    May she rest in peace.

    Im not your baby's daddy (a90377)

  26. I just picked up the National Enquirer. They were interviewed on Fox news earlier this past week and said they weren’t going to release what information they received until their new gossip came out. If this gossip is true which I never get this gossip, they are exhuming the bodies of both anna nicole and her son. The son’s autopsy was faked on the son. His methadone level was 10x higher than what was reported. Bahamas apparently covered it up.

    Im not your baby's daddy (a90377)

  27. This whole thing just won’t go away… It’s like a cockroach.

    Scott Jacobs (90eabe)

  28. That PNT story is a ridiculous joke…funny…but ridiculous. So I know all the above posters are kidding when they say they take it seriously…right? I bet you all believed there were weapons of mass destruction, as well!

    “At one point, Smith had a yen for fried chicken,(At one point, she smeared potatoes and gravy all over Soto’s privates and licked them off.)”

    “That meant enduring Anna Nicole’s singing the un-PC Disney song, “What Made the Red Man Red,” from Peter Pan, as they took a bubble bath together. Or complying with her insistence that he perform an “Injun yell,” as she called it, when he climaxed.”

    Erin (5c66d7)

  29. “I have known Indian people to be honest and not lie. They are very spiritual and balance with nature.”

    Yup, especially when it comes to drawing on sixteen and staying on seventeen. Yeesh.

    I wonder whether Running Deer DeSoto is related to Duncan O’Finioan.

    nk (48b04e)

  30. While the language in love making that Anna Nicole Smith is said to have used is a bit ridiculous, so was a lot of what she said. While I think she was a great beauty, and that, as well as a certain sweetness in her nature made her memorable, her antics were ridiculous. I can see an affair carried on in the way he reports. They would hardly have been talking over world politics or anything remotely intelligent in the midst of the liason. Hope the boy benefits, as well as the tribe, if there is money to be garnered. What a melodramatic life that woman led. I am appalled and transfixed by this unfolding story. It never ends. How many movies and books will be made and written. It just goes on and on and on….It might be tacky, but it is a life led in the fast lane and intriquing to follow.

    anne kochmer (99e52f)

  31. Is Larry Birkhead blind? Dannielyn looks to be the spitting image, blatantly so of zsa zsas hubby, The Count Fred . Quit speculating and open your eyeballs. Dannielyn even holds her head up with that same imperious glare in her expression. She needs the care and love of her real parent. Both of aNNA nICOLES children are in danger. Do you think stern cut some deal with the OTHER mARSHALL hEIRS? gOD SAYS REVENGE IS MINE, WATCH OUT

    c onsuelo (bc1473)

  32. IS LARRY BIRKHEAD BLIND? DANNIELYN LOOKS EXACTLY…EXACTLY LIKE COUNT fREDRIC. pOOR tHING. THE IMPERIOUS GLARE IS HARD WIRED. HE IS OUR GUY.
    LOVE CHILD MARSHALL LOOKS LIKE MOMMY. IT IS NO HOAX, OPEN YOUR EYEBALLS PEOPLE.
    tHESE KIDS ARE IN DANGER GRAVE DANGER. WHAT IF STERN CUT A SECRET DEAL WITH THE OTHER MARSHLL HEIRS TO MAKE THEIR PROBLEMS GO AWAY?

    c onsuelo (bc1473)

  33. Howard is knew exactly what he was doing.Should he also be held responsible for Anna’s drug use during her pregancy? Didn’t anyone see the video he made of her (asking if it was a mushroom trip)? She was so messed up & he was taping the whole thing & basically loving it!!! My opinion..he took Anna from her closest friend,Kim, moved them to Bahamas (knowing their laws for paternity & possibly blackmailing Anna w/the video he made of her when she was pregnant (USA would have taken action for endagering a child), killed her son probably w/bad drugs (knowing that would kill Anna), then killed her by either overdose or making her feel responsible for Danny’s death. Any person could have made her believe anything because she was out of it. By the way, where was the DR. when she was taking all those drugs while being pregnant (some friend)! God knows what happened…

    Lori (3454e2)

  34. Has anyone heard anything about the Little Marshall Soto in the mainstream media yet? I have been out of touch for a little while, but have not heard anything myself. It is certainly very curious that the claim did not come up.

    Challise (0fc715)

  35. I haven’t heard anything recently about the “love child”, but I do believe that it could be true. The timing fits perfectly. If you look back at pics of her, there were none during that time at all. None after Feb 2001 until Feb 2002 when she was REALLY big. Also, he was born at the end of September 01 and she wrote up her will in July 01 stating that Daniel would inherit everything upon her death and that she intentionally left out anything providing for any future children either born or adopted. If anyone did try to come forward they would be disinherited. I think she did this to try to keep the father from later coming up to claim that she was the mother. And it worked for 6 years, that is, until she died. Like I said earlier, I believe it. I am sure this isn’t the last we will be hearing about this story…

    DIANA (b5535b)

  36. This woman was schizophrenic! everything she does smacks of psychopathic behavior; she had compassion for very few people around her. Drugs are responsible. since she had so much money she could be flippant, devoid of morals and values. the world is better off w/o her.

    darlene (86405d)

  37. “I have known Indian people to be honest and not lie. They are very spiritual and balance with nature.”

    Yup, especially when it comes to drawing on sixteen and staying on seventeen. Yeesh.

    I wonder whether Running Deer DeSoto is related to Duncan O’Finioan.

    Comment by nk — 3/12/2007 @ 9:42 am
    ***********

    Why don’t you go and ask him?

    Sandy (fc7c50)

  38. It just seems odd to think that if Anna Nicole was so sick she would have taken any elicit drugs. Even the most addicted people don’t want to get high when they are that sick; they would be seeking medical attention.

    Challise (0fc715)

  39. THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST US.WE ALL COULD GET CAUGHT IN THAT. OUR HUSBANDS,AND OUR
    CHILDREN. THE CHILD NEEDS HER DAD NOT
    A GRAND PARENT THAT HAS BEEN OUT OF SITE FOR 10YR..SOMETHING IS WRONG THERE AND MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WHEN SHE WAS MOLESTED AS A CHILD…THE BABY NEEDS TO STAY WITH HER DAD WHICH IS STERNS AND THEN L.E.A.V.E THEM ALONE…THANKYOU FOR LETTING WRITE THIS…..bhdavis

    brenda h davis (abba9c)

  40. Well, now we know that the baby is not Howard’s! There just might be truth to the story about Marshall Soto being another child of Anna’s. I am very happy that now little Dannielynn has a shot at leading a normal life.

    Challise (0fc715)

  41. if she did have a 3rd child please tell me if you find out thank you Julia

    julia (d1d436)


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