The daddy of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter slams new Netflix doc about Smith, calling it a 'poorly reviewed cesspool' and saying he declined to take part

  • The daddy of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter has criticized a brand new movie in regards to the late mannequin’s life.
  • “I didn’t need my daughter in a overwhelmingly poorly reviewed cesspool of a mission,” he advised ET.
  • He claimed that “some individuals had been allowed to invent issues and rewrite historical past” within the documentary.

Larry Birkhead, the daddy of Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, has defined why he and his daughter selected to not seem within the new documentary, “Anna Nicole Smith: You Do not Know Me.”

In line with Netflix’s description, the documentary affords a “humanizing examination of the life, demise, and secrets and techniques” of the Playboy mannequin and actuality tv star who tragically died from an unintentional drug overdose on the age of 39 in 2007.

Nevertheless, Birkhead strongly disagrees.

“We declined to take part as I didn’t need my daughter in a overwhelmingly poorly reviewed cesspool of a mission about her Mom, the place some individuals had been allowed to invent issues and rewrite historical past,” he advised Leisure Tonight on behalf of himself and 16-year-old Dannielynn. 

He added that he’s “wanting ahead to a real definitive Anna Nicole mission the place her reality will be heard from her personal perspective and by those who really knew her one of the best.”

Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn Birkhead and Larry Birkhead attend the 148th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Smith’s daughter Dannielynn and her father Larry Birkhead on the 148th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in 2022.

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He referred to as the two-hour documentary, which was directed by BAFTA-nominated documentarian Ursula Macfarlane, “one other ‘wash, rinse, and repeat’ Anna Nicole mission.”

“Anna really deserved higher and that day will come,” he added.

Birkhead and Macfarlane didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s requests for remark.

Birkhead, a former leisure photographer, advised the Each day Mail met Smith in 2003 on the Kentucky Derby — an occasion that Birkhead and his daughter proceed to take care of today. 

Anna Nicole Smith.

“Anna Nicole Smith: You Do not Know Me” premiered on Netflix on Might 16.


The precise nature of Smith and Birkhead’s relationship, and the way lengthy it lasted, has at all times been unclear, however Birkhead not too long ago advised the Each day Mail that a number of months after they met once more on the Derby in 2004, Smith requested Birkhead to maneuver in along with her in her Los Angeles residence to be her “private photographer.” In line with Birkhead, the 2 then lived collectively “for two-and-a-half years,” at which level Smith grew to become pregnant.

“We had been residing collectively and doing child planning. We had been choosing out names for our child,” Birkhead advised the Each day Mail. “Regardless of what anybody says, Anna knew I used to be the daddy,” he added.

However when Smith gave start to Dannielynn in September 2006, she publicly claimed that the kid’s father was Howard Okay. Stern, her longtime lawyer

Mitchell Olsen, one of many documentary’s contributors, claimed that Smith selected to provide start to her daughter within the Bahamas due to one of many Caribbean nation’s “fascinating legalities” which signifies that these named and signed on start certificates are legally thought of a toddler’s dad and mom.

As such, following Smith’s sudden demise in February 2007, Stern assumed custody of Dannielynn, kicking off a paternity battle between Stern and Birkhead. Nevertheless, after a DNA take a look at came about, it was decided that Birkhead was Dannielynn’s organic father and he was granted sole custody.

Nevertheless, Stern remains to be part of Dannielynn’s life. As Birkhead advised E! Information earlier this month, Stern “provides recommendation and reaches out” to them. “Some individuals might imagine it is bizarre, however he is a very good good friend and has been actual supportive,” Birkhead advised E! Information.