Anna Nicole Smith's Mother Sues Houston TV Station

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 6:45 pm
By: News On 6

HOUSTON (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's mother is suing a Houston television station, CBS Studios Inc., and Howard K. Stern, the late Playboy playmate's lawyer and former companion.

In her libel lawsuit, Virgie Arthur says Howard K. Stern arranged an Entertainment Tonight interview in which Anna Nicole Smith said her mother was complicit in sexual and physical abuse Smith suffered as a child.

The program aired in Houston on February 14 on KPRC Channel 2, an NBC affiliate. CBS Studios produces the program.

Virgie Arthur, who lives in Montgomery County just north of Houston, also says Howard K. Stern, KPRC and CBS subjected her to public hatred and contempt by injuring her reputation.

Anna Nicole Smith died a week before the program aired.