Larry Birkhead was cross examined by Howard K Stern‘s legal ace attorney Steve Sadow, Friday, about the bodyguard, Maurice Brighthaupt’s allegation that Birkhead gave Anna Nicole ectasay before the AMA’s.
“No, I never gave her that or any controlled substance,” Birkhead insisted. He also said he had a conversation with Brighthaupt close to the two year anniversary of Anna’s death in which Larry demanded Brighthaupt return a videocamera that he had that belonged to Anna. “He [Brighthaupt] told me he was going to go after me, and Howard K Stern. He said I’m going to get Howard,” Birkhead said.
Sadow asked Birkhead why Anna took Klonopin and Topamax, and he said, “Because of seizures Anna suffered from.”
Judge Robert Perry was very interested in Anna’s seizures and asked Birkhead to further elaborate about her seizures. Birkhead said the seizures were usually induced by stress, and the first time she suffered from one in front of him, “I was very scared and I didn’t know what to do.” The seizures started in 2000-01 because of the stress related to on going court battles in Texas over her late husband’s estate.
Birkhead also recalled Anna suffering from a very bad seizure the night before the American Music Awards, in which she was slated to introduce Kanye West. Both Stern and Birkhead didn’t want her to attend but she was insistent about following through. “The only thing she took that day of the awards were Klonopin, Topamax and Red Bull,” Birkhead said.
Anna Nicole’s introduction to Kanye at the AMA’s was played in court. Judge Perry asked Birkhead if the portrayal of her as a drugged out person was accurate, and he said, “No, not entirely.”
Anna Nicole also liked to drink milk, and chocolate milk out of “baby bottles. She liked to act like a baby,” Birkhead said.
Larry is due back on the stand Monday morning