This week Larry Birkhead announced that he will auction off the possessions of the late star Anna Nicole Smith in an attempt to better provide for his daughter. Today Birkhead has been making the media rounds with Dannielynn in an attempt to publicize the auction and plead his case. This morning the duo appeared on the TODAY show and MSNBC.
The auction’s announcement comes just days after the 9th Circuit rejected an appeal over Anna Nicole Smith’s estate. In March, the 9th Circuit ruled that Marshall provided for Smith during his life and Smith had no claims to her late husband’s estate, thus granting the contested fortune to J. Howard Marshall II’s heirs.
After over 15 years of litigation, this case has done little more than rack up legal fees for Dannielynn. As the sole heir of her mother’s estate, further appeals merely make Dannielynn liable for a battle that should not even involve her. Dannielynn inherited her only connection to the Marshall family in a legal battle she never chose to fight.
Birkhead insists he just wants a normal life for his little girl yet he continues to flaunt her to the press. The best thing for Dannielynn’s future would be to drop the case and remove her from the public eye.
The 9th circuit was correct in their decision and made it clear this was the end of the road for Smith and her team of lawyers. Any attempts to further appeal the case would be a waste of time and money.