Yesterday Larry Birkhead spent some of his afternoon telling a packed courtroom about Anna Nicole Smith's drug use. Nothing he said really shocked me. He said that she told him that she was not a drug addict and he believed her. Don't all drug addicts say they are not addicted? He did say he was concerned about her drug use and that at one point he tried to hide some, but Howard Stern told Larry to give them back because Anna needed the methadone to live.
Larry believed him and never hid drugs from Anna again. To me this all sounds like a bunch of people who were supposed to be friends like Stern and his sister and the various doctors all just enabled this woman to take as many drugs as she wanted because they wanted to bask in her fame. It kind of reminds me about Elvis and how no one would really stand up and say something even though they knew the drugs were killing him because they did not want to get fired or lose their access to the star.
It is kind of disappointing that Larry backed down so easily and just let Anna keep taking drugs and letting other people provide them. If you care for someone don't you want to try and help them? I am still amazed that Anna managed to even have a baby with all of the medications and drugs she was taking.