Anna Nicole has until Jan. 23 to have daughter DNA tested

01/03/2007 at 06:56 PM ET

The clock has started ticking for Anna Nicole Smith. The former stripper/pinup/Trimspa rep/ reality TV star has until January 23 to have her nearly 4-month-old daughter Dannielynn Hope’s DNA tested, as ordered by Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider.

Anna’s former boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, began legal proceedings in October for paternal rights to Dannielynn after Anna declared her long-time lawyer and new "husband" Howard K. Stern was actually the infant’s father.

"We can’t make it any easier for her – all she has to do is get out of bed, put on a robe, and answer the door," Larry’s attorney, Debra Opri, said Tuesday, explaining that her lab would even send reps down to the Bahamas, where Anna resides, to get a DNA swab.

Source: Yahoo News and TMZ.

Thanks to CBB reader Aline.

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Dryer on

Since Anna is living in the Bahamas… if she has no intentions of returning to the USA, then she does not have to submit to the DNA testing (California has no jurisdiction over the Bahamas). All the California judge could do is issue a contempt of court order which would trigger an arrest warrant if she sets foot in California. What Larry’s attorney needs to do is check the status of Anna’s US owned properties… if she has sold them then she has no intention on returning. This baby’s daddy drama can continue into infinity!

Heavenly_hibiscus on

Just a thought – could Larry pursue the DNA case by going to the Bahamas and using Bahamas courts and law?

Zoey on

Actually, if I remember correctly, a court ruled that the California courts did have juristiction over Anna Nicole because of her property holdings and a slew of other things I cannot remember at the moment. But yes, I’m pretty sure she’ll have to submit to the DNA test.

Hilary on

California does have jurisdiction. She has to submit to testing. This is based on the ‘minimum contacts’ test used to determine jurisdiction. A lot of times, if a couple date and have intercourse in a state where a baby may have been conceived and their contact with the state is substantial, then regardless if Anna had the baby in Bahamas and that is where she is residing, California can claim jurisdiction. So, yes, she has to submit to DNA testing.

Angie on

am i wrong in suggesting that she might switch the dna samples while in the Bahamas?