According to TMZ:
Attorney Howard K. Stern said on "Larry King Live" that he's the father of Anna Nicole's newborn baby.
The revelation sets up a potentially nasty paternity battle. Stern appeared Tuesday night on "Larry King Live" disclosing his belief that he is the father. The statement is in sharp contrast to comments by Larry Birkhead who has told TMZ in the past that he is the father. Birkhead has asked for a paternity test and it is unclear whether Anna Nicole will oblige.
Stern said on King's show that he has been in love with Anna Nicole for along [sic]time and hopes the feeling is mutual.
I'll admit, I used to watch the Anna Nicole show on E!.
And, as I watched it, I thought, "Well, for the lawyer, he sure spends a lot of time with her. I'm glad I don't spend that much time with my clients." But I thought maybe he was just one of those people who wants to be around celebrities. You know, like those sadistic people who sign up to be Naomi Campbell's personal assistant.
And, watching the show, there were times that I thought maybe he liked her. There were a few episodes where she was really sick or drugged or out of it, and he seemed to really care for her.
But, I also thought that if he was smart enough to be a lawyer, he was probably smart enough to see that she's a little mentally off-balance. (I suspect she's just a drug addict, but whatever the cause, she's definitely a little weird.)
Call me naive, but I never really thought he was shtupping the client.
And, as we all know, shtupping the client is the second biggest sin a lawyer can commit, just after stealing from his client.
Couldn't he have at least recused himself first? Referred her to another lawyer?
This whole thing is just too bizarre for me to wrap my head around.