ANS’ the Beginning of the End: A Nanny Delivers A High-Flying Account
Department of Justice Investigator, Danny Santiago, took the stand yesterday to read portions of a transcribed interview he conducted with Anna Nicole Smith’s nanny Ms. Nadine Alexie. Alexie worked overnight shifts at ANS’s Bahamas home for 3 months in late 2006. On many occasions, she witnessed ANS refusing pills and injections from the 3rd star of this circus, Howard K. Stern (HKS), assisted by Eroshevich. Birds of a feather do indeed flock together.
The perniciously persuasive Stern was able to overcome her objections, as he felt she needed to deaden the emotional pain brought on by her son’s death; the former Playmate would be confined to bed for days at a time due to mass amounts of narcotic ingestion, partially administered from used hypodermic needles Alexie discovered in the bathroom. Alexie recounted, “Howard would talk her into it. [He would say], ‘If you don’t take your medication, you are going to start crying.’ Whenever she finished taking these things [Stern and Eroshevich] gave to her, she would be knocked out for a couple of days.” During these extended periods of sedation ANS would neither eat, nor use the restroom. When she awoke, it was commonplace for the bed to be strewn with feces and vomit. What lovely imagery.
The nanny estimated ANS was only “sober” about 10-15 percent of the time. Her lucid moments would come immediately before television interviews when ANS would perform cold turkey, however, once the cameras were off “…two or three days later, bam! Back in bed.” Stern later fired Alexie because he felt “too much information was leaking out.” Stern’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, attempted to discredit Alexie by citing her refusal to be interviewed for the defense. He suggested that Alexie initially claimed ANS’s actions were solely responsible for her death, but later changed her story to vilify HKS. Lawyers are not permitted to testify pursuant to the law.
Meanwhile, Judge Perry took home a 45 minute video which prosecutor, Renee Rose, claims demonstrates how ANS was under the influence of drugs given to her by HKS. This video was taken after a birthday party for a 10-year-old girl ANS and HKS befriended in the Bahamas. The girl is seen imploring HKS to assist ANS in her daze. A transcript of the interview with the girl illustrates her concern for ANS’s erratic behavior after drinking medicine from a bottle, followed by HKS giving her a pill. Sadow objected to the tape, claiming ANS was “just acting” and “the only impression one gets is a misimpression.” Judge Perry is expected to rule on the footage admissibility today, though he has often excluded other evidence deemed too salacious. I invite you to stay tuned for what should be the final chapter of this preliminary hearing.