The daughter of Anna Nicole Smith is being given a lot of personal items that belonged to her mother, that has been sitting in a storage unit for years after the executor of her estate and former lover Howard K. Stern claims the price to store them now outweighs their worth.
In new legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Stern says he has been paying to hold on to a bunch of Anna Nicole’s personal items in a storage unit after previously selling off most of her stuff fans of the model were willing to pay for at auction.
Howard K. Stern, who served as executor to Smith’s estate, told the court he intends to ‘abandon’ the unit but will allow her now 13-year-old daughter to take possession of the items.
“The personal representative intends to abandon the tangible personal property that has been maintained in storage since the Decedent’s death,” Stern told the court in a recent court filing.
He continued, “Years ago, the Executor held a public auction for the sale of Decedent’s personal property. The items remaining in storage are those either not chosen for the auction or not sold during the auction. The cost of maintaining and safeguarding these items exceeds their fair market value.”
So, Stern says Anna’s 13-year-old daughter, Dannielynn, wants to pick up the items and take them home for a keepsake.
“The Decedent’s daughter, Dannielynn, would like to take possession of her mother’s personal property. The personal representative intends to abandon these items to Dannielynn,” he states in the filing.
The information appears in a court filing associated to Anna Nicole Smith’s probate case in the L.A. County Courts, and it a judge will have to sign off on any movement of her property or ownership of said items.
Back in 2010, an auction was held in Las Vegas featuring 250 personal items from her estate, including her extensive Marilyn Monroe memorabilia collection.
According to reports, Dannielynn’s father Larry Birkhead worked with Howard Stern to offload the items including many outfits worn by the late model.
At the time, Birkhead claimed it cost more than $100,000 to store most of the items for three years, so it made sense to sell them.
Anna Nicole Smith was a 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Year and starred in her own reality show. She died in 2007 of a drug overdose.
According to the autopsy report, ANS was on nine prescription medications that contributed to her accidental drug overdose. The official cause of death of the 39-year-old was “combined drug intoxication.”