Dispute between Larry Birkhead, OK! turns ugly
In an ominous statement issued today, OK! Editor-In-Chief Sarah Ivens said her magazine has decided to forego coverage of Dannielynn Birkhead’s upcoming first birthday party on "moral" grounds. Although the magazine and Dannielynn’s dad Larry Birkhead inked a $1.7 million deal in the spring, their contractual relationship has soured — so much so, in fact, OK! is planning to publish "explosive allegations" about Larry next week, vowing to bring "all of the unfortunate, relevant details to light."
Newly obtained allegations are detailed, shocking and potentially incriminating. Furthermore, it makes it impossible for OK!, in good conscience, to promote this family’s highly questionable relationship in our pages.
The statement went on to express regret that — in skipping the bash — the magazine would be missing "the next great chapter of Dannielynn’s life," but Sarah said that making the difficult decision was necessary, on a personal level.
First and foremost, we—and I—care dearly about the well-being of the young one, and my moral obligation lies with her. So, it’s unfortunate, but at the moment, my biggest fear is that Larry and Howard (K. Stern) may have tricked us all.
Larry responded to the vague allegations quickly, claiming that OK! is engaging in a smear campaign to punish him after Dannielynn appeared on the cover of US Weekly. In an email to TMZ, Larry said that he was threatened by a reporter that OK! would "do a negative story on me if I did any stories with any other mags."
Ridiculous!!! I am not sure what planet she’s on but I am not going to be threatened. She blew it!
Dannielynn will turn 1-year-old on Sept. 7.