Allegations against Howard Stern politically motivated, says attorney.
Washington, April 8 (ANI): An attorney representing Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend Howard K. Stern For the American radio and TV personality, see .
Howard Kevin Stern (born November 29 1968) is the former attorney and partner of the late Anna Nicole Smith. Early life and legal background
Stern was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. has said that the allegation that he was the late Playboy bunny's "principal enabler" in acquiring the toxic prescription drugs prescription drug Prescription medication Pharmacology An FDA-approved drug which must, by federal law or regulation, be dispensed only pursuant to a prescription–eg, finished dose form and active ingredients subject to the provisos of the Federal Food, Drug, that claimed her life two years ago are politically motivated.
Attorney Steve Sadow told reporters that State Attorney General Jerry Brown's allegations were a "blatant attempt to advance his own political career."
"He is innocent of the baseless allegations made against him in the criminal complaint. Both Anna and Howard believed in their doctors and relied in good faith on their medical judgment," People magazine quoted Sadow as saying.
Sadow added that Smith was "intelligent, strong and street smart," and "no one told her what to do and when to do it. No one enabled Anna Nicole Smith. She was her own person."
The statement came after Stern and Anna Nicole's psychiatrist neighbour Kristine Eroshevich, both accused of contributing to her drug death, appeared before Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Superior Court Commissioner Kristi Lousteau on Tuesday.
Their attorneys told the court that they were not ready to enter pleas.
Lousteau ordered the pair back May 13 for arraignment A criminal proceeding at which the defendant is officially called before a court of competent jurisdiction, informed of the offense charged in the complaint, information, indictment, or other charging document, and asked to enter a plea of guilty, not guilty, or as otherwise permitted .
Sadow even said that "Brown, not Howard K. Stern, is the real enabler in this misguided and unprecedented prosecution," and that the State Attorney General was wrong to refer to Smith as a drug addict Any individual who habitually uses any narcotic drug so as to endanger the public morals, health, safety, or welfare, or who is so drawn to the use of such narcotic drugs as to have lost the power of self-control with reference to his or her drug use. . (ANI)
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