Nicole Smith Custody Battle Continued by Judge
Celebrity photojournalist Larry Birkhead and his lawyer were back in
court on Wednesday morning (04OCT06), where a judge refused to grant an
immediate order for Anna Nicole Smith and her daughter to return to the
Birkhead claims to be the father of Smith's baby Dannilynn and his
lawyer Debra Opri challenged Smith to settle the custody dispute by
submitting to a paternity test.
The pair appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court where the judge
continued the hearing until 26 October (06).
According to entertainment website TMZ, Opri is also requesting that
the judge order Smith to submit to a drug test.
At a press conference after the hearing, Opri addressed Smith directly
saying, "Anna, I am talking to you directly now and I want you to
listen to me and I want you to hear what I have to tell you.
"If you are so certain that Larry Birkhead is not the father, then
you have nothing, absolutely nothing to lose by submitting to this
jurisdiction and allowing a paternity test."
Smith's partner and lawyer, Howard K Stern alleges that he is actually
the baby's father.