Whether he liked it or not—and he apparently did not—Larry Birkhead was back on the stand today talking about Anna Nicole Smith, her drug-fueled ways and the effect it may or may not have had on their daughter, Dannielynn.
The photographer testified that Smith was taking such copious amounts of drugs after her son, Daniel, died that Birkhead feared it would poison Dannielynn. That's why, during his paternity battle, he made it a point to request that Anna Nicole and Dannielynn both be drug tested.
"I didn't know what sort of condition she was in," the celebrity photographer said, pointing out that she was on methadone when she was pregnant. "She had just lost her son and that was a tremendous blow. I didn't know if the things I saw happening [before Daniel's death] were carrying on."
But Birkhead's wrenching disclosure about his daughter, now 3, apparently came with a little arm-twisting.
During cross-examination by the defense, Birkhead admitted that the prosecutor asked him to "ramp up" his testimony and play the sympathy card by bringing up Dannielynn.