Update: The New Times reporter who wrote the story tells CBS Showbuzz that
[Johnny] spins quite a tale. He has documents to back it up and photos. I don’t know. I’m not anexpert in documents, (but) he had enough for me to believe that he waswho he said he was.
However, CBB reader Erin points us to Indianz.com and BlueCornComics.com, who say this paper regularly writes spoof news articles which they publish, angering readers who think they may be real. The piece was a joke meant to draw attention to the Indian reservation.
Originally posted 3:20 pm:A Native American man named Johnny Soto has come out of the woodwork saying that his son, Marshall Black Deer Soto, is Anna Nicole Smith‘s biological son. And he says he has a birth certificate with Anna listed as the mother to prove it.
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According to Johnny, he met Anna when he was a handyman as theSanctuary Resort and Spa on Camelback Mountain, outside of Scottsdale, where she was staying.After many repairs to her casita, the two began a passionate affair.
He says that the large amount of weight Anna gained in 2001 was anattempt to hide the pregnancy. The baby was delivered at Burbank’sProvidence Saint Joseph’s Hospital, and was assisted by a medicine manfrom Johnny’s Tohono O’odham reservation. They named the baby Marshall after Anna’s late husband, with the middle name of Black Deer, from a dream the medicine man had about Johnny and Anna’s coupling.
Shortly after Marshall’s birth, Anna began shooting her E! realityshow and gave Johnny custody of the baby and deposited $10,000 a monthin his bank account for child support. She flew Johnny and Marshall toLA for visits, and said she planned to return to Johnny and their son,writing, "Oh, my brave Injun-man, how I long to be with you and feelyour red manhood. Look after my little paapoosie [sic], and soon I’llbe your squaw again. I love you, kemosabe, Anna."
Johnny says she self-medicated her postpartum depression withZoloft, Demerol, methadone, and Phenergan. Her drug-adled behaviorscared Johnny and he took Marshall back to the Tohono O’odhamreservation in Arizona. He allowed Anna to visit with Howard K. Stern. She told Johnny that once she won the battle over her late husband’s estate that she would give him and "my little brown one" a portion of the money.
So why are we only hearing about this child now? The monthlypayments stopped when Anna died. Johnny told the Phoenix New Times,
We’re not greedy, but Marshall’s older than Dannielynn, and I want himto have what’s rightfully his. That’s one reason I decided to gopublic. I didn’t know where else to turn. Right now the tribe ishelping me, and if we win, I’ll make sure they get half of whateverMarshall inherits. I want him to grow up on the reservation, to learnour language and what we call the O’odham ‘himdag’, the O’odham way oflife. But we can’t do it by ourselves. This is the white man’s law, andwe need someone who knows the white man’s law to help.
Johnny must know that a DNA test can prove his story true or false.We think he could be telling the truth because the wording in Anna’swill about her estate only going to Daniel and no other child was awfulfishy.
Do you believe that Marshall is Anna’s son?
Source: Phoenix New Times
Thanks to CBB Readers Corinne, Lauren and Amy.