Skip to comments.Anna Nicole's mom sues Houston TV station
Posted on 11/07/2007 12:02:59 PM PST by trumandogz
Virgie Arthur, the mother of former Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith, has filed a libel lawsuit against a Houston TV station, CBS Studios Inc. and the late model's former companion, Howard K. Stern.
The suit alleges that Stern arranged for Smith to appear in an Entertainment Tonight interview where the model stated that Arthur was complicit in Smith's childhood physical and sexual abuse. The lawsuit says the program aired on KPRC Channel 2 in Houston on Feb. 14, a week after Smith died at the age of 39.
CBS Studios produces the program, which is broadcast locally on KPRC, an NBC affiliate.
The statements have threatened Arthur's ability to obtain custody and visitation rights for her granddaughter, Dannielynn, the suit alleges.
Arthur, who lives in Montgomery County, also accuses Stern, KPRC and CBS of exposing her to public humiliation by trampling her reputation as a "caring, honest and law-abiding retired peace officer."
The case, originally filed last month in Harris County district court, was transferred this week to Houston federal court.
Lawyers for KPRC said in court documents that the station has been improperly included in the case because it merely aired a satellite feed, had no "involvement in the reporting, production or content of the program" and "had no knowledge of the alleged defamatory statements."
Lawyers for KPRC and CBS asked for the case to be heard in federal court. Stern consented to that request.
After seeing Virgie Arthur on tv in the court room, doubts about her honesty set of a red light.
It appeared that Virgie thought she was going to hit the lottery. All about money.
She might even sue me for posting this stupid article on Free Republic.
This dysfunctional family is sure trying to give all it has to give to the “entertainment” industry.
Virgie Arthur is trash.
>>She might even sue me for posting this stupid article on Free Republic.<<
LOL! You will note I didn’t use the word “I” in my post. And was careful to use the word “appeared”. ;-)
And Howard Stern set this up why? Because he’s a new Albert Schwietzer? No...looks like it was just for money. I hope Arthur wins this lawsuit.
There is your victim
Okay, then I “allegedly” posted an alleged newspaper called the Houston Chronicle.
I'd be worried if I were you. ;-)
I wonder why she just chose her hometown station and didn't include all the other CBS affiliates across America who aired the segment?
My guess is that her attorney included KPRC (an NBC station) in order to get KPRC to sell out the other defendants.
I only popped into this thread for the picturers. Now you've RUINED it for me!!!
One day in the not so distant future the U.S. Postal Service will have a contest to determine if the will release a “Fat Anna Nicole Stamp” or a “Not So Fat Anna Nicole Stamp.”
If she is suing the station, she is suing an NBC affiliate.
Is ET a VIACOM program? They own CBS but it doesn’t make it a “CBS” program.
“Bald Britney or Disney Britney?”
Law off Dude, or I will post Anna Nicole’s mug shot.
Speaking of Britney, it is almost time to submit our entries for the 2008 FR Dead Pool.
Your dreams miss you - come home!
So, a retired Texas police officer loses her daughter and grandson from lethal doses of drugs, prescribed to a man who was present when both of them died and she is the filthy liar and money grubber.
Damn! What a superb example of FReeper logic and decency.
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